2019 Events

The book festival is open to the public, free to attend.
We will have a box to gather school supplies to donate to the school
for use by teachers to help support their students at the entrance.
Please consider dropping off notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, erasers,
tissues, sanitizing wipes, or other essential items.

We will have guest speakers this year with a range of topics.

Speaking Schedule

11:00 Ruth Ochs Webster
The stories behind the young men of the Civil War,
related to her historical fiction series.

12:00 William Wright and Dale Ann Edmiston
Fiction vs. Creative Non-fiction, entwining life experiences
into mythical truth.

1:00 John J. Frederick
Bicycling across country and a non-traditional
approach to writing and publishing. 

Free Mini Writing Workshop
by Author D.R. Sanchez
All day, for all ages.

Children's Activities Table
 (Some activities are while supplies last)
Design Your Own Pencil Box
Make a Chain Link Hungry Caterpillar
Design A Bookmark
Write A Story with Story Prompt Cards and Dice
(limited supply of journals available)
plus more!

2018 Events:

Writing Workshop

Author D.R. Sanchez (author feature)
will be running a mini prompt writing workshop at her tent throughout the festival.
For all ages, it includes a free gift for stopping by.

Reading Dogs

Trish Wordan of GroomNdors (Facebook link)
will have some friendly, attention-loving dogs at the festival.
They'll love hearing stories read by your kids!

Children's Activities Tent

Storybook Puzzles
Design Your Own Storybook (blank books)
Create a Bookworm Reading List
Color Your Own Bookmarks (some blank, some with designs)
Color Your Own Reading/Writing Door Hanger
Corn Hole Game
Yard Jenga
Balloons with Bookworm Backpack Clips

Mercer American Legion Auxiliary Hoagies

The American Legion and its Auxiliary provide support throughout the community year round. While you're at the festival, grab a hoagie and a drink to support their efforts!

Who's Hangry Food Truck

Who's Hangry has a great menu cooked up and they will be serving from 11:30 - 1:30.

BElieve in THE GOOD IN THE WORLD Raffle Basket

Garden items plus a BElieve in THE GOOD IN THE WORLD T-shirt.
(Benefits Brandy Springs Park.)
If winner is not present at time of drawing (3:45, July 21), you must meet in Mercer to collect the crate.
We also have an online T-shirt sale fundraiser that will go to the park for upkeep and maintenance. Info at fest and will be shared on our site and FB page.

School Supplies Raffle Crate

A crate full of school supplies, including a small back pack and a Reading Gives You Roots tee, plus a $10 Gift Card to Leana's Books & More (donated by Leana's Books).
If winner is not present at time of drawing (3:45, July 21), you must meet in Mercer to collect the crate.
(Benefits the West PA Book Festival)

Donate School Supplies

Ryanne Michaels, Miss Mercer County PA High, will have a box set out to collect school supplies for those in the area who need a little help getting started this coming year. Bring unused notebooks, pencils, markers, tissue boxes, etc. to drop in the box.

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