Bentonville Lit Fest

 2018

  • 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!

 2017

 2016

 2015

  • 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: Although the lit fest is celebrated during special events, interest in reading, writing and creativity is ongoing! The biographies and lesson plans are free to use by learners of all ages.

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