November 9, 2017

The 21st Annual Rochester Children’s Book Festival this past Saturday was a huge success, with thousands of book-lovers flocking to Monroe Community College for the big event. To kick off the day, we presented our first-ever RCBF Appreciation Awards to two very special...

October 17, 2017

Many of our sponsors at the $100-249 level are non-profit literacy organizations, and we are thrilled that most of them will host a table on November 4th. Their fun activities and giveaways are just another exciting feature of our Festival. Please take the time to see...

October 16, 2017

Many thanks to Canandaigua National Bank and Friends of Seymour Public Library, long-time sponsors at the $250 level, and Elmwood Pediatrics, a new sponsor at this level. We would not be able to put on such a high-quality festival with free admission for thousands of R...

October 11, 2017

We’re lucky to live in a town that is home to such a wealth of children’s authors and illustrators. In fact, nineteen of this year’s RCBF participants are members of RACWI (Rochester Area Children’s Writers & Illustrators), the organization that puts on the festival. 


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September 21, 2017

Special thanks to our Page Level ($500-$999) Sponsors for providing much of the funding needed to put on a fantastic Rochester Children’s Book Festival this year. Many of these sponsors will also have tables at the RCBF on November 4th, with fun activities and giveaway...

September 14, 2017

You may not know this, but Monroe County libraries have their own Friends groups, each one dedicated to raising funds and furthering the success of its own library. These Friends groups have been incredibly generous to the Rochester Children’s Book Festival, donating h...

September 14, 2017

This year, 10 of the RCBF’s out-of-town authors are being sponsored by their publishing companies, and we are thrilled to have them! Many thanks to Scholastic (sponsoring Pam Muñoz Ryan and Tui Sutherland), Bloomsbury Children’s Books (sponsoring Nikki Grimes and Jorda...

September 11, 2017

The Festival-To-Go program brings the RCBF to students at Rochester City Schools who might not otherwise be able to attend. RCBF founder Vivian Vande Velde recruits authors and illustrators from Rochester Area Children’s Writers & Illustrators to share their knowledge...

September 8, 2017

For many years now, American Sign Language interpretation students from RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf have volunteered to interpret all presentations at the Rochester Children’s Book Festival. This valuable service provides access to the RCBF for deaf...

September 6, 2017

KidsOutAndAbout.com, WXXI, and RocParent all use their incredible platforms to share details about the RCBF via the Web, TV, radio, print, and email. We’re so grateful to them for helping us share a love of reading with as many children and families as possible each ye...

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