2017 Princeton Children’s Book Festival

Princeton Public Library presents the 2017 Princeton Children’s Book Festival at Hinds Plaza on Saturday, September 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

This well attended event continues to grow yearly and promises something for everyone. Here, you may meet your favorite author or illustrator, listen to them discuss their work, have a book autographed, or just have the opportunity to talk to them about their inspirations. Approximately 85 children’s book authors and illustrators will be in attendance. For a complete list of participating authors, visit http://bit.ly/2xeGu9l.

There will also be an “instrument petting zoo” set up by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, which will feature a variety of instruments for the public to handle.

The 2017 Festival poster was created by Brian Biggs, author and/or illustrator of many books, including his “Everything Goes” series, the “Frank Einstein” series by Jon Scieszka, and “Noisy Night” by Mac Barnett (2017). The Festival artwork draws inspiration from Brian’s new “Tinyville Town” series.

The 2017 Princeton Children’s Book Festival is made possible by a partnership with jaZam’s in Princeton’s Palmer Square.

Book sales are handled by jaZams with 20 percent of the proceeds donated to the library’s Youth Services Department.