Adults are always welcome, but please remember the focus of the day will be on teens (grades 6-12) and as such they will receive priority in all sessions not specified as being for adults. Click here for more information.
No need to register. TBF is open to everyone (and FREE thanks to our sponsors). Priority seating will be given to teens at all sessions.
You don’t register for specific author sessions ahead of time. Each author presents three times, so you have three chances to get to hear him or her speak. Seating preference will be given to teens at all sessions, so if teens are waiting to get into a session and there are adults in seats, the adults will be asked to give up their seats for teens. We encourage you to plan session options for the day. This way if you don’t get a seat in your first choice, you will have a second choice mapped out. The final schedule with a map of the campus will be posted by May 1st on the Schedule page and also under the "For Attendees" tab.
This year we have teamed up with The Hilton Garden Inn, Rochester/Pittsford in Bushnell’s Basin, just a short drive from the Nazareth College Campus. More details are on the TBF website under Travel & Lodging. There is a link to the Nazareth College website with more specific information on additional hotel options including distance from hotel to the campus. Traditionally, TBF takes place on a busy weekend in Rochester, with several college graduations and the Lilac Festival, so reserve early!
YES! And if you buy your books AT TBF, a portion of the sales goes back to TBF. It would be great if you wait to buy your books until then. You can also bring books you already own to be autographed. If you are a teacher or librarian and have a lot of books, depending on the length of the autographing lines, you may be asked to limit the number or go back to the end of the line for additional books.
No, unfortunately not.
If you have questions concerning access or disability-related accommodations please contact Dr. Laura C.S. Jones at (585) 389-2634 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: All requests for specific accommodations must be made no later than March 30th. There are also designated parking areas for those who need accessible parking.
If you plan to bring a bus of students to TBF, you must complete a TBF bus form online. Once you submit your bus form, we will send specific directions regarding where the bus must enter campus, drop off students, and park.
It is imperative that you follow the directions we send you rather than directions from Google Maps.
Chaperoning your students is up to you, but it is recommended. We suggest making sure your students have the mobile number of an adult in your group in case they need to reach you during TBF. All visitors must conduct themselves in a way that will not cause a situation which endangers the mental or physical health of any person, or interferes with the Festival events.
If you still have questions about bringing a bus, please email email@example.com.
The address of the campus is 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. TBF’s main entrance is the Otto A. Shults Community Center. There is a map of the Nazareth Campus on the TBF website (under Travel & Lodging and also under "For Attendees>Parking and Campus Maps" ) that shows all the surrounding parking areas for individual cars. The campus is very “pedestrian friendly” and there are many parking lots to select from which are close to the Shults Center. At all times, visitors must conduct themselves in a way that will not cause a situation which endangers the mental or physical health of any person, or interferes with the Festival events.
While we try to have a variety of food options available, if you have specific food allergies or requirements, you may want to consider bringing your own bagged lunch/snacks.
There will be one main cafeteria, The Cabaret, open on campus in the Otto A. Shults Community Center. To make this as easy as possible, Nazareth food service recommends purchasing a pre-paid lunch voucher. The certificates only cover the value of a meal package sold in the Cabaret. Lunch certificates can be purchased the morning of TBF. These certificates can be paid for using cash, check, or credit card. School or library purchase orders are not possible. Visit the “For Attendees” tab for more info about the menu options.
In addition, TBF has arranged for several food trucks to be on site. The food trucks also donate a portion of their sales back to TBF. Lunch certificates are not valid at the food trucks or other vendors not associated with Nazareth College.
There is no cost to attend TBF thanks to our generous sponsors. We are always looking for sponsors that would be a good fit for TBF (and TBF a good fit for them). If you know of any businesses or organizations that would be interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group fundraisers are another way to contribute to TBF. Read-a-Thons, bottle & can drives, staff “Denim Days at your workplace, and car washes are just a few ways that you could help raise money for TBF. These ideas might also help a school district or library fund a bus to bring teens to TBF.
TBF relies on both monetary and in-kind support. If you are an individual who would like to contribute to TBF, every amount helps and all donations are tax deductible. Click here to donate online, or here to download a mail in form.
May 19, 2018.
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