Book lovers, assemble! Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival draws young readers

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Thousands turned out Saturday for the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival at Bell Middle School, for the chance to both grab new books and meet the creators behind some of their favorite characters.

It marked the seventh annual book fair. The grassroots, volunteer-led effort aims to let children and families can connect with the authors behind their favorite books in real life, and see the faces behind irresistible page-turners.

Beyond the book, the festival also had play areas, a petting zoo, lots of gourmet food, hair braiding, face painting, mural painting and music.

Attendees could also satisfy their sweet tooth while donating to a good cause. A bake sale was raising money to help end childhood hunger. Other proceeds will benefit literacy programs in the area.

 

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