Celebrating Reading, Writing & Creativity


Save the Date: 4th Annual Festival!

April 27 & 28, 2018


Festival Mission

To connect our community with authors and illustrators to spark imagination, inspire young learners and nurture a lifelong love of reading, writing and creativity.

About the Festival

A signature event featuring presentations, workshops, special events, performances, art, book sales, book signings and opportunities to connect with talented authors & illustrators of popular youth literature.

The festival is designed to be free to attendees, with our target audiences being school-age children, teenagers, community families and educators.

Support BYLF

  • Youth Lit Fest is supported by volunteers, grants, private donors, sponsorships, and in-kind gifts.
  • Sponsorship opportunities exist: be a Sponsor, Partner, Supporter or Friend!
  • Or, give today at bentonvillelibraryfoundation.org, designate "Youth Literature Festival."
  • A portion of the Book Sale proceeds will support programming at Bentonville Public Library.


BYLF logo designed & donated by local children's book illustrator, Ard Hoyt.

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