Children’s Book Festival coming to Fulton County

The Fulton County Library System, in collaboration with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation is hosting a new Children’s Book Festival, sponsored by PNC Bank and taking place at the newly renovated Central Library in downtown Atlanta.  

The Children’s Book Festival is aimed at engaging young readers, from infants to teens, in all of the wonderful resources the library has to offer. The event, which will take place on Saturday, May 14th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will host a variety of local organizations and well-known authors at the Central Library, in downtown Atlanta.

Activities scheduled for the day, include:

  • Author talk and book reading by nationally acclaimed author Carmen Agra Deedy, author of Martina: the Beautiful Cockroach a Cuban Folktale, Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day, 14 Cows for America and more.
  • Author talk, book reading and signing by former NFL player Malcom Mitchell, author ofThe Magician’s Hat and My Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World
  • YA (Young Adult) Author Panel with Kimberly Jones, Gilly Segal and more
  • Illustrator Gregory Christie
  • Mayor’s Summer Reading Club Program activities
  • Performances from the Atlanta Opera, Alliance Theater and Atlanta Symphony 
  • Puppet workshop with the Center for Puppetry Arts
  • and much, much more

The Children’s Book Festival is presented in collaboration with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation and presenting sponsor PNC Bank. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization that partners with the Fulton County Library System — the largest library system in the State of Georgia. With the goal of building communities where a love of reading and lifelong learning thrives, the Foundation provides critical support that results in programs for children, teens, and adults at all 34 library branches.

“The Fulton County Library System is pleased to bring this exciting event to library patrons of all ages from across Fulton County to our newly renovated and recently reopened Central Library. The need for live, in-person and engaging events for youth that are focused on literacy has never been greater.  After nearly two years of remote learning, increased screen time and virtual programs for children of all ages, we’re ready to bring our young people together for this special day,” said Fulton County Library System’s Executive Director Gayle H. Holloman.

For more information about the Children’s Book Festival, a full schedule of activities and to register for the event, visit www.fulcolibrary.org or www.afplf.org.