This extraordinary, free literary festival connects families, children, and teens to the library, while strengthening and instilling a love of reading. Nationally recognized children’s and young adult authors and illustrators will visit Charlotte to participate as featured guests. This year’s festival includes robotics, early learning stations, family cooking, origami, journal making, puppetry, a free book for each child attending, and book signings. Books by featured authors and illustrators will be available for purchase onsite through Black Forest Books.
EpicFest was created with the help of longtime Library supporter Jim Preston, to remember and honor his wife Libby, a passionate reader. Because of Jim’s support and vision, EpicFest has reached – and will continue to reach – thousands of children each year. Jim Preston passed away in March, and this year’s EpicFest will honor the beloved donor, along with his wife.
Full Schedule of Author Appearances:
10:15 – Welcome
10:30 – Children’s Storytime
11:00 – Linda Ashman & LeUyen Pham
11:30 – Tom Angleberger & Nancy Cavanaugh
12:15 – Puppet Show
12:45 – Welcome
1:00 – Kelly Starling Lyons & Matt Myers
1:30 – Kathleen Burkinshaw & Tui T. Sutherland
2:00 – Story Explorers