Our Mission is to foster a community effort to celebrate and
promote reading by connecting teens and authors.
Check out our new Frequently Asked Questions document for very specific information about the festival schedule, bringing buses,
food options, and much more. Also look here for information about bringing your school's mascot!
It is FREE and open to everyone, but seating preference will be given to teens at all author sessions!
Help keep TBF free to attend! Click here for our donation form.
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Location: Nazareth College
Books will be available, but you can also get an official TBF T-Shirt for your favorite
Your to-do list for TBF:
Meet all of your favorite or soon-to-be-favorite authors
Author presentations run all day
A special autographing session at the end of the day
Hang out with your friends and other teens who like reading
TBF merchandise on sale throughout the day
Join us for books, prizes, pizza, and fun!
Why a Teen Book Festival?
Teens can sometimes be overlooked in libraries, with much attention, money, and resources given to
children and adults. Somewhat caught in the middle of budgetary constraints, this is our opportunity
to dedicate an event to teens, to encourage their reading, and to demonstrate their value to and within
our communities. And…to have fun!
The goals of the Teen Book Festival are to:
Connect teen readers to award-winning authors.
Entertain, educate, and enrich teens and other Festival participants.
Encourage interaction between aspiring writers and established authors.
Socially bring together teens who enjoy reading and to spread that enjoyment to others.
Support, promote, and celebrate recreational teen reading.