Keep the VCBF free!

$3,095 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 51 months
The Virginia Children's Book Festival needs your help! In 2015, the Virginia Children's Book Festival received hundreds of letters from children thanking us for making the VCBF so exciting and FREE! Please help us keep the VCBF free for more than 6,000 children this October. Small or large, your donation makes a difference for Virginia's children.

The third annual Virginia Children’s Book Festival takes place on October 13-15, 2016 at Longwood University and brings together prominent children’s authors and illustrators and the general public and is available without an entrance fee. Don't miss Drew Daywalt (The Day the Crayons Quit), and Jeffrey Brown (The Jedi Academy) this year!

Your donation will help us fund our literacy programs for Virginia's most marginalized children in the Southside region. Southside is the poorest region in the state, and 64% of the children in the region are not reading at grade level by 3rd grade. Please know that any amount that you can donate, big or small, will allow our programs to remain free to those that attend.  Three donations of $50 is enough to bring programs from organizations like the Edgar Allan Poe Museum  to the VCBF. Your donation is a direct investment in the lives of Virginia's children.

"We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel, is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are an may become."
                                                                     -Ursula K. Le Guin

The success of a festival like the Virginia Children’s Book Festival takes a lot of work and support and we need your help. 

Please see our website: for more information.
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Thank you to angels Sergio Ruzzier and Sophie Blackall for their generous contributions to the VCBF. We appreciate your support so much, and are so grateful for your help in keeping the VCBF free to all children.
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Thanks to everyone who made the VCBF 2014 a rousing success. We introduced a lot of kids to the joys of reading and made great inroads with our mission to reach marginalized children. We are already pushing forward to VCBF 2015. As always, your support is invaluable. If you would like to contribute to the VCBF this year, we would be incredibly grateful. Please pass the word along.
Wart Teft and the gang from Chop Suey
What a day for the kids
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Thank you all so much for helping make the 2014 VCBF a stunning success. We are already tackling next year, so please keep that support coming. We are going to knock your socks off.
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$3,095 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 51 months
Created September 7, 2014
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25 months ago
Abigail Horne
25 months ago

Thank you for all your great work!

Eunice Carwile
30 months ago

This is such a valuable asset to our community! Keep up the good work!

Michelle Baltz
33 months ago

Awesome work, keep making the magic

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