Young Readers Festival

2017 Young Readers Festival of Books

'Adventures on Deckawoo Drive'

This year, Chris Van Dusen, illustrator of the 2017 Young Readers One Book, "Adventures on Deckawoo Drive: Books 1-3" by Kate DiCamillo, did drawing demonstrations and discussed his work with third-graders at the Young Readers Festival.

At least 10 other children's and YA authors and illustrators spoke to students and fans of all ages in Rapid City and the Deadwood area Sept. 21-23, 2017.

Our collaborators - First Bank & Trust, United Way of the Black Hills, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Rapid City Area Schools, John T. Vucurevich Foundation, and Northern Hills Federal Credit Union – will help provide children's books, student resources and author presentations in 2018.

If you'd like to offer a donation to further our programming efforts, visit our donation page.

Stay tuned for more updates as they become available for the 2018 event. 

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Young Readers illustrator Chris Van Dusen signs autographs at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood.

Young Readers illustrator Chris Van Dusen signs autographs at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood.


Download the YR Parent Guide

Interested in finding out more about the annual Young Readers Festival of Books? To get a better idea of what the event entails, click below to download the 2017 Young Readers Festival of Books Parent Guide, which includes information about 2017 Young Readers events.