Virginia Children's
Book Festival
Chop Suey Books

Summer Gala 2021

This year, for the FIRST time ever, we are hosting an event to raise money for the incredibly significant work that we do all throughout the year. We Are NOT the MET Gala will be held on July 16, 2021, in Farmville, Virginia. Inspired by the The New York Metropolitan Museum’s annual fashion-forward gala, We Are NOT the MET will be a celebration— the VCBF may not be as glamorous or stylish as the Met, but for tens of thousands of children across the state and country, attending the VCBF is the event of the season-if not the year!
Chop Suey Books

Purchase Featured Books

Chop Suey is the official VCBF bookstore.For every book purchased on their website, a portion of the proceedswill be donated to the Virginia Children's Book Festival.

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About VCBF

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival team is a group of dedicated volunteers that works tirelessly to bring opportunity to every child, regardless of circumstance. Founded by Juanita Giles and Katie Snyder in 2011, the VCBF has grown into the largest children’s book festival on the East Coast. In addition to providing our centerpiece festival free of charge, the VCBF donates thousands of books each year, established libraries at juvenile detention centers, operates a mobile READcart, provides programming for children with special needs, produces an annual mural project, and more.

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Event Sponsors

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We also want to thank our individual donors
who made this event possible.

Donate

Along with providing our festival free of charge, the VCBF donates thousands of books each year and manages numerous other projects that help create lifelong readers. Become a VCBF supporter today!
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