MORRISTOWN, NJ - Cleaning out your bookself? Do you have some children's books that you don't use anymore?

Morristown Festival of Books is encouraging attendees to bring those gently used children's books (Infant through elementary school) to KidFest on Saturday October 12. KidFest will take place at the Presbyterian Church Parish House. The Morristown Rotary will distribute the collected books to organizations serving underprivileged children in New Jersey.

The schedule of KidFest is as follows:

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  • 10:30 am - Jessie Sima: Spencer's New Pet
  • 11:00 am - Ame Dyckman: Candy
  • 11:30 am - Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen: Chicks Rule!
  • 12:00 pm - Jason Fry and Chuck Wendig: Star Wars Reads!
  • 2:00 pm - Meg Cabot: Royal Crown: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess
  • 2:30 pm - Karina Yan Glaser: The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue
  • 3:00 pm - Anika Denise: Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre
  • 3:30 pm - Paul Noth: How to Win the Science Fair When You're Dead
  • 4:00 pm - Healther Ross: Interactive Drawing Demo


  • 10:30 am - James Riley: The Last Dragon
  • 11:00 am - Featured Speaker Kwame Alexander: The Crossover and The Undefeated
  • 12:00 pm - Katherine Arden: Dead Voices
  • 12:30 pm - Jerry Craft: New Kid
  • 2:00 pm - Francesco Sedita, Stephanie Sabol and Doug Yacks: Who Was?
  • 3:00 pm - Val Emmich:Dear Evan Hansen and Jen Malone: The Arrival of Someday
  • 4:00 pm - Claire Legrand: Kingsbane, Elizabeth Lim: Spin the Dawn and Heidi Heilig: A Kingdom for a Stage

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