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Passaic County Book Festival
June 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
The County of Passaic, in conjunction with the PALS Plus Library Consortium, presents the first Passaic County Book Festival at Weasel Brook Park on Saturday, June 4th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The book festival is a full-day event that aims to bring awareness to literary arts through exchanging ideas, encouragement of continued research, creative expression, and the promotion of local libraries. This event will feature over fifty (50) local authors, scholars, and poets across every genre. This event will include author meet and greets, moderated author panels, arts and crafts, food and refreshments, poetry sessions, story time for children, reading to dogs, and live acoustic music.
“The Board of County Commissioners is excited for the launch of Passaic County’s inaugural Book Festival at Weasel Brook Park,” stated County Commissioner Director Bruce James. “The written word is a treasure for children and adults. We’re thrilled to have the partnership of PALS Plus Library Consortium on this great community event.”
PALS Plus is a consortium of 30 public, and academic libraries located in New Jersey’s Passaic, Essex, and Hudson counties. Their libraries share resources to better serve the needs of their diverse communities.
“Connecting readers and books is one of the things librarians do every day, and no one does it better. The Passaic County Book Festival is taking it one step further. We’ll be connecting readers, books, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 writers,” said Luca Manna, Executive Director of PALS Plus. “We are honored to be partnering with the County of Passaic to bring this inaugural festival to Clifton, New Jersey. We hope to see Weasel Brook Park filled with people on June 4th.”
“We couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to partner with the Passaic County Department of Cultural and Historic Affairs to bring the residents of Passaic County access to authors, writers, and a multitude of activities for every age,” stated Linda Hoffman, President of PALS Plus. “We hope that this inaugural event will be an engaging experience for festival goers, and participants, making it the first of many more to come in the future.”
For more information on scheduled activities, authors, and more visit: https://seepassaiccounty.org/explore/passaic-county-libraries/passaic-county-book-festival/