Children's Book Festival

Children's Book Festival

CBF Logo MeathThe annual Children’s Book Festival helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families, authors and illustrators, teachers and librarians all over Ireland. This festival is part of the national Right to Read initiative.

    Aims of the National Children’s Book Festival:

    • to encourage children to enjoy the experience of reading and support their reading development
    • to provide activities and events in collaboration with writers/illustrators/storytellers
    • to promote children’s books and stories
    • to increase engagement with families and schools and to attract new audiences

    CBF in Meath

    Every October thousands of children in Meath attend events with authors, illustrators and storytellers and engage in workshops on writing, illustration, poetry, etc.

    Most events are pre-booked by school groups. And in more recent years there has been a number of events for families to enjoy together during our Family Weekend.   

    The children's book festival brochure is circulated to Primary schools in early September.

    Bookings will open for the school events for CBF 2023 on Monday 4th of September. Bookings for the Family Days which will take place in Navan and Trim Libraries on Saturday, 14th of October, will open at the end of September.


      To book an event for Children’s Book Festival 2023 please email us at
      You can choose up to five events, however, due to increasing demand we may only be able to allocate one event per school.
      Please ensure that your class age matches the age range listed in the event details.
      Booking is required for all events even the pre-recorded events.

      The following information must also be given in your email:
      1. Library
      2. Date
      3. Time
      4. Event
      5. Your School’s Name
      6. Class
      7. Number Of Children
      8. Teacher’s Name
      Contact Number

      Booking confirmations will be sent out from Monday 25th September.
      For any other queries please contact us.
      Mary: (046) 943 6063 Mark: (01) 835 8185

      A Right Royal Read : Children's Book Festival 2023 in Meath