Cincinnati set to turn the page

August 30, 2013 by  

Cincinnati’s ‘Books by the Banks’ is a regional festival that is open to the public and offers free attendance. As one of the larger cities in Ohio, Cincinnati historically appreciates and promotes books and literacy within the community, having previous earned recognition as one of America’s ‘Most Literate Cities’.

Books by the Banks provides an opportunity for the public to meet renowned authors and illustrators. They may also purchase a book with an autograph, if desired. Over 10,000 attendees are expected to attend the festival.

Frequently, festival organizers work with local print companies in providing services such as flyer and poster printing. Flyers can be distributed in advance of the event to develop interest and ideally increase attendance and sponsorship, while posters can also be used throughout the region to quickly attract interest.

A great deal of planning goes into ensuring a successful festival in these cases. Participating organizations include the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Northern Kentucky University Steely Library, and Clermont County Public Library.

A ‘Kids’ Corner’ will be available for children and family members to enjoy meeting costumed characters as they bring books to life. Authors will also be on hand to read captivating stories to the children.

As the Books by the Banks is a non-profit organization, the organization depends on financial support provided by donations, in-kind contributions, and grants.

The event will be held Saturday, October 12 at the Duke Energy Convention Center from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information, visit the organization’s website.