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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 are extremely excited to launch the first Sheboygan Teen Book Festival in 2016!

The SCBF and the new Sheboygan Teen Book Festival 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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Special thank you to 2016 SCBG poster artist Duncan Tonatiuh.


Our Mission

The mission of the Sheboygan Children's and Teen 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's Book Festival and Teen Book Festival celebrate children's literature and provide 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

Have loved the festival all these years.
Great energy, presented with children in mind!
...I loved seeing how the artist does her drawing because I want to be an artist when I'm older.