About

The Warwick Children’s Book Festival was first held in September 2005 at Stanley-Deming Park in Warwick, NY.  So well-received, it was clear the Festival would have to become a Warwick tradition. After a six-year hiatus during which Albert Wisner Public Library designed, built and relocated to a beautiful new building, the Festival resumed in 2011.  Planned and organized by the Library, the Festival is sponsored by Library benefactors Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes, the Village of Warwick and others.  Best Book Fairs, LLC is the bookseller.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation.

Catch a glimpse of the Festival here!

The 2021 Warwick Children’s Book Festival will be held on Saturday, October 9 from 11am-4pm at Stanley-Deming Park at the intersection of South Street and Parkway.  Admission is free and the Festival is open to all the young at heart.  Join fellow readers to celebrate children’s literacy, share a love of the written word, discover new books, talk with those who create them, and have your book purchases autographed.  Nearly 2,000 visitors attended the Festival in 2019.  [Covid-19 prevented a 2020 festival.] The Festival will again bring the community and visitors together in the david-lubar-oct-2016-cheart of the Village of Warwick, surrounded by charming shops, galleries, and family-friendly cafes, and close to apple orchards and family farms. 

We are delighted to welcome back the beloved Uncle Brothers Band.  Singer-songwriter Tom Gardner and colleagues will perform a lively, interactive concert for children in the bandstand at 12:00pm.  Preview the Uncle Brothers here and invite a friend to the concert!  Feel free to bring a blanket, towel or lawn chair.

** A MASK MUST BE WORN UNDER THE FESTIVAL TENT BY ALL VISITORS AGES 2+, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS **

** IN CASE OF RAIN on the day of the Festival, please check this website’s home page, or call Albert Wisner Public Library at (845) 986-1047 to see whether the Festival will be held or not.  There is no indoor alternate location for the 2021 Festival. **

Enjoy these short chats with several of the beloved authors and illustrators who participated in a recent Festival:

Ame Dyckman     Wendell Minor    Rita Williams-Garcia    Bruce Coville    Florence Minor

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