Live Oak Public Libraries and Savannah Book Festival will present a children’s event at the 2019 Savannah Book Festival at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 in Reynolds Square.

The SBF Children’s Tent, which will feature author appearances, activities and book signings, will be sponsored by Live Oak Public Libraries and Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation.

“We are excited to host the SBF Children’s Tent this year,” said Savannah Book Festival board president Beau Anders. “We strongly believe in the importance of the event for the library and literacy in our community.” Anders added that SBF was looking forward to collaborating with LOPL in February, as both organizations are committed to promoting reading for all ages in the community.


"It is with great excitement that Live Oak Public Libraries, with the generous support of the Library Foundation, will be partnering with the Savannah Book Festival to incorporate a children's event in February of 2019," said Charlotte Welch, chair of the regional board of library trustees. "The event will continue the library’s goal of promoting children's literacy in our communities and we look forward to our joint venture with this popular and educational festival.”

Featured authors scheduled to appear in the SBF Children’s Tent are:

• Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal winner (

• Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, New York Times best-sellers (

• Michael Patrick O’Neill, World Press Photo award-winning wildlife photographer (

• Javaka Steptoe, Caldecott Medal winner (

Additional activities include book signings, celebrity story times, music, and arts and crafts for kids. The SBF Children’s Tent is free and open to the public. Learn more at and