The Second Annual Shreve Memorial Library Children’s Book Festival will be held Saturday, May 4 on the beautiful campus of LSU Shreveport. The family-friendly, literary event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature children’s book authors and illustrators, costumed characters, fun games and activities for kids, and food vendors. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.
“We are excited to continue bringing this event to the people of Caddo Parish and northwest Louisiana,” stated John Tuggle, Shreve Memorial Library Executive Director. “Part of our strategic plan is to help create and maintain young readers, and what better way to encourage a joy of reading than by bringing children’s authors here to Shreveport and letting the stories come to life.”
Featured authors for this year’s festival include:
Festival-goers will be able to meet these authors, get their autographs, and see the authors bring their stories to life on stage.
Local authors and illustrators are encouraged and invited to participate by reserving a 10’x10’ booth space. Booth spaces are available for $25 each and include listing in the Children’s Book Festival Guide, table and chairs. The deadline for reserving booth space is Thursday, April 18. Those interested in being a part of the festival are asked to contact Jennie Weeks at (318) 226-4980 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community groups, organizations and businesses are also invited to join Shreve Memorial Library in Literacy Lane, a special area of the Children’s Book Festival where community partners will come together to promote a love of reading and lifelong learning in a fun, interactive way. Organizations are encouraged to sign up for a free booth space to provide a FREE activity or game for children and festival attendees. Those interested in being a part of Literacy Lane are asked to contact Samantha Bonnette at (318) 213-4992 or via email at email@example.com.