Illustrator Sophie Blackall

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is an annual event each September at the Princeton Public Library and the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza.

Our community is one that loves the library and loves books. The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is a celebration of this pairing. This well-attended event continues to grow yearly and promises something for everyone. Here, you may meet your favorite author or illustrator, listen to them discuss their work, have a book autographed, or just have the opportunity to talk to them about their inspirations.

Our 2016 Festival poster was created by Greg Pizzoli, author and/or illustrator of many books, including “The Watermelon Seed,” which was the 2014 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Characters from his picture book “Good Night Owl” (2016) were featured in the Festival artwork.

This is a free, rain-or-shine event that offers many additional fun activities throughout the afternoon. The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is an event that should not be missed.

Please contact us for more information.



The 2016 Princeton Children’s Book Festival was made possible by a partnership with jaZams of Princeton and the Friends of the Princeton Public Library. Special thanks to Adams Rental, Tico’s Eatery and Juice Bar and Small World Coffee.


2017 Festival

Preparations for the twelfth annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival are underway. Please stay tuned for more information!


The 2017 Princeton Children’s Book Festival is Saturday, September 23, 11 am – 4 pm.
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