Youth Lit Fest
- In 2018, thirteen authors and illustrators provided 26 school visits to local schools.
- More than 10,000 local students were inspired by our talented presenters from around the country and in the NWA region!
- BPL was so busy with school visits, staff did not create new lesson plans.
- A big shout-out to our school partners for hosting, promoting and supporting this year's event!
- In 2015, the Library hosted Bentonville's Inaugural Youth Literature Festival.
- Total attendance was estimated at 1,250 participants who were inspired by our talented presenters from around the country and in the NWA region!
- A big shout-out to Festival Co-Founder, Bethany Culpepper, for bringing her vision of a Youth Lit Fest to Bentonville!
NOTE: Youth Lit Fest is an annual event hosted by BPL and BLF. Although the festival is celebrated on a select weekend, interest in reading, writing and creativity is ongoing! The biographies and lesson plans are free to use by learners of all ages.