The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library’s annual Family Book Day is a celebration of books and reading, authors and the stories they tell, and the possibilities when you let your imagination soar!

Activities For All Ages ♦ Guest Authors ♦ Puppet Show ♦ Local Author Fair

PLUS! Everyone ages 0 – 18 who attends can receive 1 FREE new book to keep!

Family Book Day Schedule of Activities

11 AM
Presentation and Book Signing with Justin A. Reynolds
11 AM – 4 PM
W-TCPL Bookmobile Tours
12 – 4 PM
Invited Local Author Fair
12 – 4 PM
Crafts, Games & Gaming for Children and Teens
1 PM
Storytelling & Book Signing with Lindsay Bonilla
2:30 PM
& 3:30 PM
Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog
3 PM
Puppet Show

Fuel up with lunch or a snack during Family Book Day without missing any of the fun!

The Little Red Food Truck and Mijavec’s Catering & Concessions will be parked in the library parking lot with a tasty variety of food available for purchase between 12 – 3 PM.

Featuring Author Justin A. Reynolds

Family Book Day 2024 will kick off at 11 AM with a presentation by featured speaker author Justin A. Reynolds.

Opposite of Always, Justin A. Reynolds’ debut Young Adult novel, was an Indies Introduce Top Ten Debut, a School Library Journal Best Book, translated into 19 languages, and is being developed for film with Paramount Players.

His Marvel graphic novel debut featuring Brooklyn’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales: Shock Waves, was an instant ABA Indie Bestseller.

Featuring Storyteller Lindsay Bonilla

Professional storyteller and children’s book author Lindsay Bonilla will present folktales in an event for all ages, and copies of her newest book, The Storyteller, will be available for purchase and signing.

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog

Meet the lovable giant, Clifford the Big Red Dog! Bring your little ones for a tail-wagging good time as they meet this iconic character up close. Capture unforgettable moments with everyone’s favorite big, red friend.

Made possible by your local PBS station, PBS Western Reserve.

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG ® & © The Norman Bridwell Trust. All Rights Reserved.

Local Author Fair Participating Authors:

Chelsea Banning, BJ Barnes, Amanda Bryk, Carl Elton Cook, Jelisa Dallas, Cari Dubiel, M.E. Greenfield, Robert A. Middleton, Victoria Perkins, Mariellen Rich, Karen Schubert, Phillip Suarez, Mialie T. Szymanski, Leah Williams

The Authors and Their Works:

Chelsea Banning, author of:

  • Of Crowns and Legends (Fantasy)
  • Daydreams: A Short Story Collection (Fiction)

BJ Barnes, author of:

  • Terminally Optimistic (Humor/Memoir)

Amanda Bryk, author of:

  • Between the Holidays (Romance)
  • Drifting Apart (Romance)
  • Locked Away (Romance)

Carl Elton Cook, author of:

  • The Mayflower Project (Sci-Fi)

Jelisa Dallas, author of:

  • Color By Faith (Coloring Book/Faith)
  • Go Brave with a Proverb a Day (Nonfiction/Faith/Devotional)
  • Soul Work: Disrupt Self-Sabotage, Renew Your Mind and Transform Your Life (Self Help)

Cari Dubiel, author of:

  • Family (Anthology)
  • How to Remember (Fiction)
  • Passageways: Mythos (Anthology)

M.E. Greenfield, author of:

  • Lost (Intertwined Souls #1) (Fantasy)

Robert A. Middleton, author of:

  • Jonathan Q. Pachompski’s Great White Worry (Children/Early Teen Fiction)
  • Octavio and the Hungry Snake (Early Childhood Fiction)

Victoria Perkins, author of:

  • The Dragon Three (Fantasy)
  • The Last Summer (Sci-Fi)
  • My Immortal, ‘m Cara (Paranormal Romance)
  • Reeves’ Island (Survival/Adventure)
  • The Star Riders Series (Paranormal/Supernatural)
  • Three, Two, One (Thriller/Suspense)

Mariellen Rich, author of:

  • F.A.I.T.H. (Free to be Aware In Thought from your Heart) (Tweens & Teen)
  • My Sunshine Space (Children Inspirational)

Karen Schubert, author of:

  • The Compost Reader (Poetry)

Phillip Suarez, author of:

  • The Lost Prayer (Crime)
  • River of Bighorn (Dystopian/Sci-Fi)
  • Shadow of a Crime (Crime)
  • Shadow From the Stone (Adventure)
  • Skating in the Moon Shadows (Crime)

Mialie T. Szymanski, author of:

  • Doodle Dog Enjoys the Day (Picture Book)
  • Puppy Tails: Adventures of Doodle Dog (Children’s Storytime Column)

Leah Williams, author of:

  • Leo the Courageous Lyon (Fiction)
  • The Lyons Club Coloring Workbook (Fiction)

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