On Saturday, May 19, 2012, Nazareth College will again be hosting this annual celebration to promote reading and to connect teens with authors. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free. The schedule provides participants with the opportunity to attend three author presentation sessions over the course of the day. Festival-goers will also be able to purchase books throughout the day from one of the sponsors, Barnes and Noble, and to have their newly purchased or previously purchased books signed by the authors at the end of the festival. Thirty authors plan to participate. More information is available on the Teen Book Festival website and on the official festival brochure. The festival organizers have also assembled a TBF Frequently Asked Questions document.
Please encourage your students to attend, and please consider attending yourself. The festival is open to everyone, especially teachers and librarians, but seating preference will be given to teens at all sessions. And the Greece Marching Band will be leading the parade of authors down North Campus Drive at 8:45 a.m.!