Students Arriving at the Book Festival

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There are many ways to work with the VCBF.

ADVOCATE • Support your libraries, give your students time to read for pleasure, read with your children at home. There are so many ways to help children become lifelong readers!

SPONSOR or VOLUNTEER • Contact us for opportunities.

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About Us

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.

The VCBF is part of Eleven Pictures, LTD, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We acknowledge no goods or services were provided to you in return for your contribution.

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Event Sponsors

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Longwood Center for Community Music
Appomattox River Company
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
Southside Electric Cooperative
North Street Press Club
The Fishin' Pig
Walter Payne Foundation
United Way
Rea Charitable Trust
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
Virginia Lottery
Nora Roberts Foundation
Greenwood Library
Literary Arts Emergency Fund
Helton House
Longwood Speech, Hearing, & Learning Services
Robert Russa Moton Museum