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Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown

The Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown is a FREE festival for families of children in preschool through grade 6.

Marc Brown with kid Trib DemDesigned to bring books alive in an impactful and lasting way, the 8th Annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown featured award-winning author/illustrator Marc Brown, whose Arthur books and PBS animated television show have entertained and educated generations of children.

The Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown was named as one of four “Best of the Best” arts projects in Pennsylvania in 2013 by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In addition to featuring nationally known authors and illustrators, the festival also includes storytellers, lots of arts and crafts, live musical and theatrical performances, and new and used children’s books that people can purchase to build home libraries of their own. Every child walks away with a free age-appropriate book from First Book and winners of our bookmark contest take home a basket full of books.

IMG_4120The festival is made possible through the generosity of local and regional foundations, business sponsors and individuals. We also welcome the help of volunteers to prepare for, tear down and staff the event.

The Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown is held at the BOTTLE WORKS in Johnstown’s historic Cambria City neighborhood. Although it will be difficult to top the 2016 event, planning is already underway for the 2017 festival! Make sure to follow our page on Facebook at for all the latest news! 

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