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Author Festival

Every other year when Author Fest comes to Belle Aire, your child will get the chance to meet and talk with a published children’s author or illustrator! They will speak to classes about their books and about being an author. This is an amazing opportunity to meet a REAL author in a small group setting. Teachers and classes will be preparing for these visits by discussing the authors and reading their books. Authors will be coming to your child’s classroom February 19th-21st, 2020 to share their experiences.

Each year a book signing opportunity is held at the Downers Grove Public Library during Author Fest.


Additional details will be posted soon




Want to know more about the event? Below are last year’s library event details:

All Families are invited to meet Brianna DuMont, Jill Esbaum, Liesl Shurtliff, Patricia Toht, and Allan Woodrow Friday April 26th, 2019 at the Downers Grove Public Library:

  • 5:45 p.m. Author Event: Hear from the visiting authors (Brief readings and remarks by each of the authors) at Anderson’s Bookshop. Space limited to 75 people.
  • 6:45 p.m.- 8 p.m. – Book signing/meet and greet in the large meeting room, DGPL. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Book sales will be available from April 15th-26th, 2019 at Anderson’s Bookshop and 20% of proceeds go back to PTA to help fund future Author Fest expenses. PLEASE NOTE: Books will only be sold at Anderson’s Bookshop. Books are not available for purchase at the library.  See Flyer

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