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Princeton Children's Book Festival October 7

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival, a gathering of nearly 50 acclaimed authors and illustrators of children’s literature, is being held this year on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on Hinds Plaza.

A Princeton tradition, the event is intended to ignite a lifelong love of books and reading, and is a chance for children and teens to meet and interact with some of their favorite authors and illustrators.

Festival organizers strive to bring a diverse and inclusive range of voices to the event and to strengthen the connection for youth between the stories on the page and the people who create them.

The poster for this year’s festival was created by award-winning illustrator Mika Song whose “Norma & Belly” early chapter graphic novel series includes “Donut Feed the Squirrels,” “Pizza My Heart,” “Apple of My Pie,” and the recent “One Smart Cookie.” Song will be presenting an interactive story time at 10:30 a.m. on the third floor of the library to open the festival.

Book sales for the Princeton Children’s Book Festival will be handled by festival sponsor, jaZams of Princeton, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the library. The attending authors and illustrators will sign copies of books purchased at the event.

A complete list of authors and illustrators participating in the 2023 Princeton Children’s Book Festival is available at

The festival will also feature arts and crafts activities for children between noon and 2 p.m.

Princeton Public Library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit