Intro and Photos by Gillian Hand
Anyone who visited a sun- drenched downtown Chappaqua on Saturday, September 27th, could tell that the second annual Chappaqua Children’s Book festival was a huge success. With nearly 85 authors, a delicious food court, a variety of children’s activities and a special visit from llamas, the festival exceeded all expectations. New Castle police estimated over 5,000 visitors throughout the day, and event organizer Dawn Evans Greenberg believes that nearly all of the 10,000+ books offered for sale were purchased by avid young readers and their families. Greenberg hopes that “all over the area kids fell asleep reading a new and treasured book”.– Gillian Hand
Gillian Hand is a sophomore at Greeley, and was the youth volunteer coordinator at the festival this year.