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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. This year the event is virtual.

The 12th Annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown takes on a new look in 2021 with a powerhouse lineup of award-winning guest authors and illustrators from the past! This web-based format features dozens of custom-recorded, video-based storytelling, age-appropriate writing and drawing workshops for younger and older kids, links to cool hands-on activities, and more—and not just for the standard weekend—but for the entire month of April!

Guest authors/illustrators


Traditionally, the annual festival gives each child a free book to add to their own library at home, and this year is no exception. The Learning Lamp has partnered with three, centrally located public libraries in the Cambria-Somerset region to give away a limited supply of classic and newly published books from our headlining authors. Books will be available starting Thursday, April 1, 2021 while supplies last. Participating libraries include:

  • Cambria County Library, 236 Main Street in Johnstown
  • Somerset County Library, 6022 Glades Pike Ste 120 in Somerset
  • Northern Cambria Library, 4200 Crawford Ave in Northern Cambria


Presented by Kranich’s Jewelers, The Learning Lamp’s 12th Annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown is made possible by Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding through the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). The festival was also supported, in part, by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts. PCA funding through the PA Partners in the Arts Program was distributed by regional partner, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

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