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LOCAL CHILDREN’S AUTHORS & COMMUNITY GROUPS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN SHREVE MEMORIAL LIBRARY CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL MAY 7

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Plans are currently underway for the Shreve Memorial Library Children’s Book Festival to be held Saturday, May 7 on the beautiful campus of LSU Shreveport. The literary event will feature famed children’s authors, local authors and illustrators of children’s books, fun games and activities for kids, and delicious food. Local children’s authors, illustrators and community groups are invited to be a part of the festivities.

Local authors and illustrators are encouraged and invited to participate in the Children’s Book Festival by reserving a 10’x10’ booth space to promote and sell their works and publications. Booth spaces are available for $25 each and include listing in the Children’s Book Festival Guide, table and chairs. The deadline for reserving booth space is Thursday, April 21. Those interested in being a part of the festival are asked to contact Emily Horan at (318) 226-4980 or by emailing ehoran@shreve-lib.org.

Community groups, organizations and businesses are invited to join Shreve Memorial Library in Literacy Lane, a special area of the Children’s Book Festival where community partners will come together to promote a love of reading and lifelong learning in a fun, interactive way. Organizations are encouraged to sign up for a free booth space to provide a FREE activity or game for children and festival attendees. Those interested in being a part of Literacy Lane are asked to contact Samantha Bonnette at (318) 213-4992 or via email at sbonnette@shreve-lib.org.

The Shreve Memorial Library Children’s Book Festival, last held in 2019, returns on Saturday, May 7 with an all-star lineup of children’s authors. The festival will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the campus of LSU Shreveport. Admission to the festival is free. Festival-goers will be able to meet children’s authors up close and in person at festival tents, have their books autographed, and see each author bring their stories to life on stage. Featured authors for the event include:

· R.L. Stine, award-winning and internationally bestselling author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series

· Jennifer L. Holm, Newberry Honor recipient, New York Times bestselling children’s author of Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise, and co-author of graphic novel series Babymouse, Sunny, and Squish

· Kwame Mbalia, New York Times bestselling author of the Tristan Strong series, co-author of The Last Gate of the Emperor, and editor of the New York Times bestselling anthology Black Boy Joy

· Brenda Maier, author of picture books The Little Red Fort, Peeping Beauty, and The Little Blue Bridge

For more information and festival updates, please visit www.shreve-lib.org.

About Shreve Memorial Library

Shreve Memorial Library transforms Caddo Parish lives with resources, services and support to create a better world. Focusing on service priority areas of creating and maintaining young readers, stimulating imagination, providing lifelong learning, information fluency, and ready references, and informing citizens, Shreve Memorial Library’s 21-branch system is maintained by a parish-wide property tax millage to support the informational, educational and recreational needs of its constituents. For more information, visit www.shreve-lib.org, like on Facebook, and follow @shrevememorial on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Remember to dream, discover, do – Shreve Memorial Library and you!

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