Children's Book Festival



October 13–15, 2017



Festival Events at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Friday, October 13, 5:30–7:45 p.m.—Bedtime concert and sing-along at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday October 14, 10:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m.—Activities feature art-making studios, theatre presentations, book signings, and more.

Sunday, October 15, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—Theatre for the Very Young, art-making studio, and book signing.


The theme of this year's book festival is TWISTS & TURNS: plot twists, journeys of discovery, twists of fate, changing directions…the TWISTS & TURNS of books and those who create them.

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The Sheboygan Children's Book Festival, established in 2010, is presented in partnership with community volunteers and local organizations that believe in the transforming power of reading and the literary and visual arts. The SCBF has brought thousands of children and teens together with world-class authors and illustrators at schools and at our beautiful, welcoming festival venues: Mead Public Library, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and Bookworm Gardens. Building on the success of the SCBF, we launched the first Sheboygan Teen Book Festival in 2016. The SCBF and the STBF take place annually in October. The Sheboygan Children's Book Festival and Teen Book Festival are programs of Sheboygan County Reads!, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.