All programs are free but seating capacity at many events will be limited

To ensure you get a place, please register at the Book Festival’s event page at

Saturday Main Festival Day, Oct 22, 2022

9:30 am-2:00 pm—Saratoga City Center

Visit the KidZone!  

Stop by the festival’s first-ever Literary Marketplace to meet more than 20 children’s authors at the Saratoga City center, including the bestselling Deborah Guarino, author of Is Your Mama A Llama.  Enjoys crafts, buy your own signed copies of great children’s books, listen to stories, and take a photo with Longshot the Moose and other surprise storybook characters. You can even get something yummy to eat and drink at The Bread Basket’s pop-up Café.

9:30 am-10:30 am—Saratoga Springs Public Library

Story Hour “Read Alouds” (ages 2 to 5) in collaboration with The Children’s Museum at Saratoga!

What could be better than story hour in the Saratoga Springs Public Library, Children’s Area. Our local “celebrity” teachers and librarians will don costumes and read some of their favorite books on fall and Halloween themes. To reserve a space, please register for this session at

11:00 am-Noon–Saratoga Springs Public Library

Make Your Own Bookmark Workshop, in Collaboration with The Saratoga Springs Public Library

For crafty fun, bring the kids to the Susman Room , where they can design their own bookmark. Space is limited for this event, so please reserve a space at

Saturday 1:00 and 2:00–Saratoga Springs Public Library Patio

Pop-Up “Read Alouds” on  Library Patio, a DBA Fall Festival Event

Children’s authors will read from their captivating books to provide a break from the higher-energy activities of the weekend!

Sunday, Oct 23, 2022

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm "KID NOTE" with Lauren Tarshis at SSPL’s Dutcher Community Room

SBF, Northshire Bookstore, and the Saratoga Springs Public Library have teamed up to present Lauren Tarshis as the festival’s first-ever “KID NOTE” event. Tarshis is the New York Times bestselling author of the I SURVIVED series of historical fiction books. Each of these widely popular books focuses on an iconic event from history and tells the story through the eyes of a child who was there. Lauren is also the author of the critically acclaimed Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree, a Golden Kite honor book for fiction and Oprah book club pick, and the sequel Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. The books are on many state lists and are often used by schools as part of anti-bully programs. This, like all our family programs, is a free event and it is expected to fill up quickly. To reserve a space, please register for this session at