Kids looking to meet a favorite author or discover a new one can stop by Highland Park Public Library for the Library’s annual Kid Lit Fest. The author extravaganza features a lineup of popular, award-winning, and noted Chicago-area authors who will meet and greet readers. The event features other book-related fun for young readers, too.
This year’s Kid Lit Fest showcases authors who write for a variety of ages and reading abilities. With authors who are known for their picture books for the youngest readers to novels for middle grade readers, kids should be able to find an author of interest to meet throughout the day. Authors’ books will be for sale and authors will sign copies. There’s plenty of other fun, too. Kids can stop in the special photo booth and have their photo taken with a favorite children’s book cover, participate in a reader’s theater, make a book-related craft, and catch local teachers reading aloud. Nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione will bring children’s stories to life at 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.