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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.

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 contesttake home a basket full of books.

The 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.

Are you an aspiring children’s book author and/or illustrator? Check out our Saturday Night Author Talk , details coming soon!

The Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown is held at the BOTTLE WORKS in Johnstown’s historic Cambria City neighborhood. Make sure to follow our page on Facebook at facebook.com/CBFJohnstown for all the latest news! 

Grant funding provided by: The National Endowment for the Arts, The Grable Foundation, and the PA Council on the Arts.

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And THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors! Interested in being a sponsor for 2018? Contact Kerri at kbelardi@thelearninglamp.org


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