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    About the sheboygan children's book festival

The Sheboygan Children's Book Festival, established in 2010, is presented in partnership with community volunteers and local organizations that believe in the transforming power of reading and the literary and visual arts. 

The SCBF has brought thousands of children and teens together with world-class authors and illustrators at schools and at our beautiful, welcoming festival venues: Mead Public Library, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and Bookworm Gardens.

Building on the success of the SCBF, we launched the first Sheboygan Teen Book Festival in 2016.

The SCBF and the STBF take place annually in October. The Sheboygan Children's Book Festival and Teen Book Festival are programs of Sheboygan County Reads!, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Jerry Pinkney, 2011 Sheboygan Children's Book Fest


Our Mission

The mission of the Sheboygan Children & Teen's Book Festival is to foster a love of reading and inspire young readers, writers, and artists by offering a wide array of dynamic, free public events featuring outstanding creators of books for children and teens.

The Sheboygan Children & Teen's Book Festival celebrates children's literature and provides the opportunity for kids, teens, families and children's book lovers of all ages to:

  • Meet outstanding children's and teen book authors and illustrators
  • Explore the art of books for children and teens
  • Participate in workshops, discussions, and demonstrations
  • Be inspired as readers, writers, and artists!

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Festival Testimonials

I really liked the open interaction.
Have loved the festival all these years.
It was great to see children and adults alike interacting with the authors and illustrators.