21st annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival - The Anderson Center | Kids Out and About Minneapolis/St. Paul

21st annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival - The Anderson Center

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 09/19/2020
The Anderson Center is proud to present the 21st annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival featuring professionally produced, high-quality online video readings and presentations of new books by 6-8 of the region’s most acclaimed and successful children’s & young adult book authors. Recorded on-site at Tower View this summer, these engaging multi-camera videos bring children’s literature to life through images, artifacts, and each author’s own words and stories. Videos will be published daily beginning September 12, 2020 on the Anderson Center’s website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page. Authors, book titles and more details will be announced on September 1st!

This series of online children’s book videos will happen in conjunction with free, physically-distanced family activities at Tower View on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. In addition to on-site activities like kite-flying and scavenger hunts, a Children’s Book Festival family activity booklet will expand on themes and topics covered in the author presentations, while encouraging outdoor movement and exploration. Additional details will be announced soon! During these challenging times, the MN Children’s Book Festival is an ideal opportunity for families to connect, learn, and play. Over the years, the festival has received national acclaim for its efforts to promote literacy among young people.

The 2020 Minnesota Children’s Book Festival is generously sponsored by the Jones Family Foundation, the John O. & Barbara N. Hanson Family Foundation, Noesen & Associates P.A.Munson ElectricSturdiwheatArnold OrthodonticsLerner Publishing GroupMerchants BankRWC Tech SolutionsSargent’s NurserySmith Schafer & Associates CPAsCurly’s WeldingFamily Fare SupermarketFirst State Bank of Red WingFirst Farmers & Merchants BankMusty-Barnhart AgencySiewert’s Towing, and West End Liquor.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


163 Tower View Drive
PO Box 406 Red Wing, MN, 55066
United States


(651) 388-2009
Contact name: 
Stephanie Rogers, Executive & Artistic Director
The event has already taken place on this date: 
12 - 3 pm