Sat, May 14, 2016 8:45am - 5:00pm @ Nazareth College. Free admission!
  • About 300 fantastic volunteers make TBF great. Join us for the experience of a lifetime!
  • Got Books? TBF does! All purchases help support TBF.
  • TBF kicks off with a parade and the authors' red carpet walk. Can't you just hear the screaming fans?


The Teen Book Fest, an annual event promoting teen reading, is made possible by business sponsorships and donations from individuals like you.

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Stacks of books

Upcoming Milestones

Volunteer Registration Begins Mon, Feb 22, 2016
TBF Shirt and Program Design Entry Deadline Fri, Mar 18, 2016
Volunteer Registration Closes Fri, Apr 01, 2016

About TBF

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!


Support and celebrate recreational teen reading, and promote spreading the enjoyment of reading to others.


Entertain, educate, and enrich teens and other Festival participants.

Featured Books

2000 Expected Teens for 2016
Some people claim that teens don’t read! TBF proves them all wrong. Come experience what authors have started calling the Rock Concert of Teen Lit!
300 Volunteers
TBF could not happen without hundreds of volunteers helping to make the day run smoothly. Each year we rely on the energy of over 200 teen and 100 adult volunteers. We have to come call this TBF...
32 Awesome Author Attendees
We have authors coming in from all over the country – and Canada – and the UK! TBF has gone international!
11 Years in the Making
And still FREE to attend!
TBF is THE event for writers of young adult books to connect with fans--and a whole lot of them at once! It is the gold standard in YA book festivals and is not to be missed.
Cat Patrick, 2012 TBF alumni.

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