The Bay Area Book Festival Comes To Berkeley May 6 - 7 - 510 Families
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The Bay Area Book Festival Comes To Berkeley May 6 – 7

If your idea of paradise is a bookstore or a library, you’ll want to head to Berkeley for the Bay Area Book Festival, which will take place on May 6th and 7th this year.

Bay Area Book Festival
Photo: M. Hitchner

The Saturday schedule includes events at several indoor locations, while Sunday brings the addition of the outdoor fair.

Highlights for kids at the Bay Area Book Festival:

  • A book-themed street fair packed with literary-inspired art and exhibits
  • Scavenger hunt at the downtown Berkeley public library (Waldo is hiding there!)
  • Performance for preschoolers by the Storytime Band
  • Panel discussions about middle-grade and YA books, moderated by teens
  • Representation from your culture! Bring kids to meet BIPOC authors and hear their voices.
  • Family Fun Zone with activities contributed by Lawrence Hall of Science.

Here’s the Children’s Program Schedule >

As always, there will be free books being given away with lots more available to purchase. Bring a huge tote!

More than 20 Bay Area organizations will bring a wide range of reading, STEM and STEAM activities such as writing, craft-making, DIY book-making, science projects, mind games, and more. Imagine building a robot or making a book as a family!

Might this year be the most fun ever? Maybe so!

[Photos provided by Bay Area Book Festival]


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