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Columbus Children’s Book Festival 2023

April 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

The COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL returns to the Columbus Public Library on Saturday April 29th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. In addition to crafts, games, entertainers and more, you’ll have the chance to get an autograph and say hello to:

RAINA TELGEMEIER, the internationally famous author/illustrator of Guts, Smile, Sisters and the first graphic novel versions of The Baby-Sitters Club.

DAN SANTAT, the Caldecott-winning illustrator of After the Fall, Lift, Are We There Yet? and the Ricky Ricotta
MINH LÊ, author (with fellow Festival participant Dan Santat illustrating) of Lift and Drawn Together plus Green Lantern: Legacy.

FRANK MORRISON, Atlanta’s own world-famous street artist and illustrator of over 20 books including Coretta Scott King Award Winners Let the Children March and Little Melba and Her Big Trombone.

CONNIE SCHOFIELD-MORRISON, Atlanta-based entrepreneur, mother, and writer/creator of the critically-acclaimed I Got… series and Stitch by Stitch.

Many of your favorite Festival Activities return as well, including:

  • Craft-o-mania!, with numerous crafts and play activities and selfie stations inspired by our authors.
  • Simple Steps Garden, a special play and craft area for our youngest visitors (ages birth to five years).
  • Festival Bookstore, featuring works by our authors that you can purchase for autographs or just to have. Credit Cards and Cash accepted.
  • Costume Characters roaming the Library.
  • DJs, Balloon Twisters, Food trucks, games and more!

Come join us on the 29th. Admission is FREE and no tickets are needed!


April 29, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
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Columbus Public Library
3000 Macon Rd
Columbus, 31906-2201 United States