The Westchester Children’s (and Teens!) Book Festival


Saturday, October 17, 2015
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Come meet over twenty authors and illustrators at Westchester Children’s (and Teens!) Book Festival, White Plains Public LibraryNo registration is required and the event is entirely free!

Families will have a chance to attend a host of readings, purchase books (and have them autographed) through Barnes & Noble Booksellers–which will be operating a pop-up store at the Festival–and more. Everyone will receive a free book–courtesy of First Book–and light refreshments will be available for purchase. KidLit.TV, “helping parents and educators explore the world of children’s literature,” will be on hand throughout the day to interview authors and record some of the fun.

Readings will take place in the following areas of the library:
Galaxy Hall: 2nd Floor, in the Trove for Young Children beginning at 10:30 am
Gallery: 2nd Floor, right off the gallery for Middle-Schoolers beginning at 11:00 am
First Floor: Outside the Edge for Teens and Adults beginning at 12:00 noon

Many of the authors and illustrators are Westchester residents, and the Festival celebrates the diversity of Westchester​. This is the second Westchester Children’s (and Teens!) Book Festival, which was created by Max Rodriguez, the founder and director of the Harlem Book Fair and Brian Kenney, director of the White Plains Public Library.

Participants range from innovate picture books authors and illustrators–whose works will engage children in a life-time of reading, to authors of novels for teens, many of which will appeal to adults as well.

Nearly 25 authors are participating, and all will give a reading in the course of the day. For a complete list of participating authors, please visit The Westchester Children’s (and Teens!) Book Festival


Event Location and Ticket Information

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White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Ave
White Plains, New York
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Times: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: White Plains Public Library
Presenter Phone: 914-422-1400
Presenter Website:

Sponsor Message

Our sponsors (thank you!) include TD Bank, New York-Presbyterian Westchester Division, MVP Health Care Hudson Health Plan, Westchester Knicks, and First Book.
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