Join us at the Second Annual Burlington County Book Festival 2024!

| Burlington County Library

Co-hosted by BCLS and the BCLS Foundation, this exciting event will be held inside the Burlington County Library from 10 am to 3 pm and all ages are welcome. Have fun discovering new books and writers, and get inspired during this awesome celebration of reading and literature!

Throughout the day, dozens of authors of books for both children and adults will be ready to discuss, autograph and sell their work. Look for a wide variety of genres to be showcased, including mystery, fantasy, romance, nonfiction and more. Shop for unique treasures offered by local vendors and stock up on great titles at the Friends of the Burlington County Library’s pop-up book sale. Don’t miss special presentations by storyteller, musician and vocalist TAHIRA, who will share tales of freedom fighters and The Underground Railroad at 12:30 pm, and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, who will perform Yah-Oh-Way (It is Good) highlighting the origins and meanings of songs, dances and traditions of many North American tribes at 2:30 pm.

This year’s festival will also feature presentations by a selection of our distinguished authors, including:

  • Jay Cooper, author and illustrator of more than 25 books for children who will share his fun, creative process in the children’s area at 10:30 am.
  • Angus Gillespie, author of Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's World Trade Center who will discuss the history of the Twin Towers in the meeting room at 11:30 am.
  • Mike Dawson, author of the middle grade graphic novel The Fifth Quarter who will demonstrate on-the-spot cartooning in the auditorium at 11:30 am.
  • Allen Crawford, author of A Wild Promise: An Illustrated Celebration of the Endangered Species Act who will discuss the status of endangered species in the United States in the meeting room at 12:30 pm.
  • Kim Kelly, author of Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor who will discuss her journey into labor journalism and her work as a labor columnist for Teen Vogue and other media outlets in the Teen Zone at 12:30 pm.
  • Alliah Agostini, author of The Juneteenth Cookbook who will address the history of Juneteenth and her personal connection to the holiday in the auditorium at 1 pm.
  • Jim Cullen, author of 20 books including Born in the USA: Bruce Springsteen in American Life who will discuss his work as a cultural historian in the meeting room at 1:30 pm.

Our sponsors for this special event include the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Holman, PSEG, Amazon and TD Bank. Please be sure to mark your calendar, then join us for another amazing day at the library. We can’t wait to see you there!

Audience: Adult Seniors Family