Children's Book Festival: Saturday, April 13th from 10am-4pm
(free to the public)
a night with the artists: Saturday, April 13th at 6:00-9pm
(fundraiser dinner, by reservation only)
Save the date for our Fundraiser event to support the Meridian Children's Book Festival presented by the Meridian Library District!
A Night with the Artists is a unique and intimate opportunity for guests to share a meal with some of the nation’s most renowned children's book illustrators, including Matthew Cordell, Molly Idle, Angela Dominguez, Chad Otis, and Leslie Patricelli. This fundraiser event supports the Meridian Library District’s Children’s Book Festival—an exciting, free public event taking place on the same day from 10 am to 4 pm. This festival is designed to connect children and their families with fellow readers while providing opportunities to meet their favorite authors and illustrators, ultimately building a lifelong love of reading.
All gifts surpassing the festival's expenses will allow the Foundation to fund new children’s books for the Meridian Library District. Your generosity not only sustains the event but also plays a vital role in enhancing our library resources, benefiting the entire community.
There is no age restriction for this event, however, seats are limited and reservations are required for every guest.
What are we raising funds for?
A children's book festival is an event that focuses on promoting literature and a love for reading among children. These festivals typically bring together authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and young readers in a fun and interactive environment. The goal is to create a space where children can explore the world of books, discover new stories, and engage with the creators behind their favorite works.
Meridian Children's Book Festival
Join the Meridian Library District for a FREE event for the whole family! The Meridian Children's Book Festival is Saturday, April 13th from 10am-4pm at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian, Idaho.
Meet the Children's Book Illustrators
He is also the author and illustrator of A LITTLE FERRY TALE (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books 2022), which is an Amazon Editors Pick and Barnes & Noble Bestseller. Chad
A Night With the Artists
Preview our in-person event
Date: Saturday, April 13th from 6 - 9pm
6-7pm Happy Hour: check-in, drinks, silent auction, & more
7pm: buffet dinner service begins
7:30-8:30pm: entertainment & more with featured illustrators
8:45pm: silent auction & raffles close
Location: Galaxy Events Center, Auroras Room
1385 S Blue Marlin Lane, Meridian 83642
RESERVE YOUR SEAT*:
VIP Artist Tables: Reserve a seat with your favorite Children's Book Illustrator
General Reservation Tickets: reserved seating at a general table
*There are no age restrictions for this event, however, seats are limited and every guest is required to have a reserved seat.
What's included with your reservation?
- Catered Dinner & Dessert
- Unlimited Soda
- Exclusive "A Night with the Artists" Art Kit
What's NOT included with your reservation?
- Mobile Bar will be available for additional purchase (for 21+ with I.D. only)
Thank you to our incredible sponsors for making this event possible!
The tastiest part of our event!
Buffet Dinner: Grilled Tri-Tip with Horseradish & Steak Sauce, Grilled Caprese Chicken with Balsamic Glaze, Roasted Potatoes, Wild Rice Pilaf, Seasonal Vegetables, Mixed Green Salad, Dinner Rolls
Deluxe Dessert Buffet: Chocolate Torte Bites, Cheesecake Bites, Fruit Tarts, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Mousse Tartlets, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Brownies
Thank you to the following businesses who provided items for our auction!
Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on sponsorship opportunities!
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