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Press Release Fun: Warwick Children’s Book Festival

Because life is too short not to know about cool children’s book festivals.  Heads up, Orange County!



Warwick Children’s Book Festival
September 26, 2015
11am-4pm, rain or shine
Free Admission; open to the general public
Railroad Avenue, Warwick (Orange County)

Children, readers and book lovers of all ages are cordially invited to the Warwick Children’s Book Festival on Railroad Avenue in Warwick on Saturday, September 26, 11am-4pm.  Fifty prominent and distinguished authors and illustrators of books for children (pre-K-12th grade) will be on hand to meet children, talk about their work, autograph and sell their books.  Enjoy a free concert for children by The Uncle Brothers at 1pm on Railroad Green.  There will also be a craft activity for children coordinated by library volunteers.  Railroad Avenue is surrounded by charming gift shops, cafés, bakeries and candy shops.  The street will be closed to car traffic for the day to enable children and families to enjoy a leisurely and safe afternoon.

The festival is presented biennially by the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation and sponsors Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes, longtime benefactors of the Library.  Generous support has also been provided by library patrons Herbert and Stephanie Neuman, as well as by the Village of Warwick, the Warwick Farmers’ Market and ShopRite.  Student artists from Warwick Valley Middle School, under the direction of art teacher Mrs. Nicole Heller, also designed and created models of the heads of beloved characters from children’s books, like Ludwig Bemelman’s Madeline, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar and many others.  These will be on display at the festival.

The bookseller for the event is Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, a beloved Warwick institution and valued Library partner.  A portion of the Festival’s proceeds will benefit Albert Wisner Public Library.  Further details are at

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Another fun one coming up this October: do YOU know where Sheboygan is?