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Storybook Festival

A family-friendly event benefiting Bernie’s Book Bank.

Storybook Festival is a new family-friendly event embracing the fun and magic of children’s storybooks. Children enjoy a performance by a story-performer, a costume parade, greetings with book characters, distanced activity areas and more. All proceeds from the event benefit our mission to increase book ownership among under-served children throughout Chicagoland.

The inaugural event was Saturday, May 22nd at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff. Thank you to everyone who attended! For a recap of the event and a fully gallery of photos, visit our blog.


  • Participate in the Children’s Costume Parade
  • Listen to a Storyteller Performance
  • Meet Storybook Characters (Curious George, Pete the Cat, Madeline & more)
  • Take family photos in storybook cutouts
  • Read with North Shore K-9 Therapy dogs
  • Jam Out to Live Music by School of Rock
  • Enjoy Pizzeria DeVille Artisan Pizza & Suzy’s Swirl Frozen Yogurt

Looking for more ways to engage with our mission? Learn about additional fundraising events at Bernie’s Book Bank.