Gulf Coast Children's Book Festival

  • Presented By: The Grounds
  • Dates: April 9, 2019
  • Location: The Grounds
  • Address: 1035 N. Cody Rd., (Cody Road at Zeigler Blvd.), Mobile, AL 36608
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Join us for the first FREE children's literary event on the Gulf Coast. Come and enjoy an array of emerging authors, illustrators, storytellers & live performances.

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama’s mission is: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. In our efforts to help our children reach their potential, we have developed our “Read, Learn, Achieve Initiative” to address the low reading proficiency and the lack of interest in reading for fun.

We have developed reading tutoring programs at all of our sites, Free Book Fridays to get more books in children’s hands, our Blue Roof Library Trail of little libraries around the county to make more books available, Blue Roof Reading Spots in clinics, offices and shops to make books available at all times, and Book Clubs to help foster a love of reading. Our biggest project is our Gulf Coast Children’s Book Festival, April 4, 2019.

At the festival, and in all of our initiative programs, we want to get books into the hands of every child possible. It is our goal to help spark a love of reading in as many children as possible throughout the Gulf Coast.