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, which funds enhancements to the programs and services of the Library.
The 2022 Warwick Children’s Book Festival will be held on Saturday, October 8 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 2021. The Festival will again bring the community and visitors together in the heart of the Village of Warwick, near 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.
The Festival, its participants and guests will comply with any State and local public health safety requirements then in effect.