About Children's Book Festival

Award-winning musician and author Jim Gill will perform many of his signature songs for our young attendees. Then author and illustrator Jacob Grant will speak about his books and creative process. Everyone in the family is invited to attend this FREE event at the Wells County Public Library (Bluffton). There will also be carnival games, a bounce house, food trucks down Washington Street, balloon animals, local authors, and appearances by Elephant & Piggie. Attendees might win one of the 100 autographed books & CDs given away that day! Sponsored by the Virginia Gene Neuenschwander Youth Fund from the Wells County Foundation, the Friends of the Library, Wabash Endowment, Gay Saunders, and local schools and their PTOs. ** SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ** 9:30 am - Doors open - Meet Elephant & Piggie 9:30 am-2:30 pm - Carnival games, bounce house, local authors, and 100 book or CD give-a-ways 10:00 am - Jim Gill performance 10:30 am - StoryWalk tour 11 am-2 pm - Balloon Animals 11 am-3 pm - Food Trucks 11:15 am - Jacob Grant presentation 11:45 am - Elephant & Piggie meet-and-greet 1:00 pm - Jim Gill performance 1:45 pm - Elephant & Piggie meet-and-greet 2:15 pm - Jacob Grant presentation * Schedule is subject to change