Sat, May 20, 2017 8:45am - 5:00pm @ Nazareth College. Free Admission!
  • About 300 fantastic volunteers make TBF great. Join us for the experience of a lifetime!
  • Got Books? TBF does! All purchases help support TBF.
  • TBF kicks off with a parade and the authors' red carpet walk. Can't you just hear the screaming fans?
  • TBF - BEST DAY OF THE YEAR!

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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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Stacks of books

Upcoming Milestones

Author Parade
Sat, May 14, 2016, 8:45am - 9:00am

Plan to arrive in time to greet your TBF Authors who will be led through the campus by the East Ridge Lancers Drumline and the Nazareth College Golden Flyer. A really fun way to kick off TBF!

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!

Connect
Promote

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

Educate

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

Featured Books

2000 Expected Teens for 2016
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!
300 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...
32 Awesome Author Attendees
We have authors coming in from all over the country – and Canada – and the UK! TBF has gone international!
11 Years in the Making
And still FREE to attend!
What I loved most about it was the atmosphere of friendship that flowed through it. There was no “us” vs. “them.” No outsiders. We were all insiders, all of us who are passionate about good books; the kids, librarians, parents, teachers, authors. We all connected through our love of story. For a few hours, we filled the safest place in the world. I wish I could have captured the feeling and bottled it.
Laurie Halse Anderson

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