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  • The TBF shop and Hipocampo Books are OPEN! Help Support TBF!
  • TBF receives grant from LGBT Giving Circle to bring Shaun David Hutchinson to TBF and area schools!


The Teen Book Fest, an annual event promoting teen reading, is made possible by business sponsorships and donations from individuals like you.

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2021 Virtual Teen Book Fest Sat, May 15, 2021
9:00am - 5:00pm

TBF is going Virtual for 2021 - REGISTER HERE!

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United Way Donor Designation #3338

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Donate to Teen Book Fest through your company’s annual United Way Campaign. Donor Designation #3338.

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About TBF

Teens can sometimes be overlooked in libraries, with much attention, money, and resources given to children and adults. Somewhat caught in the middle of budgetary constraints, this is our opportunity to dedicate an event to teens, to encourage their reading, and to demonstrate their value to and within our communities. And…to have fun!


Support and celebrate recreational teen reading, and promote spreading the enjoyment of reading to others.


Entertain, educate, and enrich teens and other Festival participants.

Featured Books

2500 Expected Teens for 2021
Some people claim that teens don’t read! TBF proves them all wrong. Come experience what authors have started calling the Rock Concert of Teen Lit!
200 Volunteers
TBF could not happen without hundreds of volunteers helping to make the day run smoothly. Each year we rely on the energy of over 200 teen and 100 adult volunteers. We have to come call this TBF...
35 Awesome Author Attendees
We have authors coming in from all over the world! TBF has gone international!
16 Years in the Making
And still FREE to attend!
While TBF brings 30 exciting, relevant and important authors to town, it’s the teens who are the true TBF stars. Teens get up-close access to the authors they love to read, asking the questions they want answered and getting the targeted advice they need to improve their own writing. In the months leading up to TBF, an army of teen volunteers raise awareness with fun and often outrageous fundraisers, and on the big day, they do everything from rallying the crowds and directing traffic to shepherding authors and ensuring that teens get priority seating in every session. As an author, it’s great to meet teens who’ve read my books, but it’s far more impressive to see the amazing things teens can do when we give them the chance to shine.
Charles Benoit

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