PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS BOOK JAM
Things may be different this year, but young readers can still interact with favorite
authors and illustrators when Princeton Public Library presents Book Jam on Saturday,
Sept. 12, via Crowdcast. Created in collaboration with longtime Princeton Children’s
Book Festival sponsor jaZams, Book Jam will be held from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m.
The event features 10 sessions that book lovers of all ages can join throughout the day
to ask questions and participate in lively discussions with panels of authors and
illustrators. Two sessions will include chances for readers to offer prompts to illustrators
who will draw in a “sketch-off.”
“We realized the Princeton Children’s Book Festival couldn’t take place this year, but
were still determined to give young readers a chance to interact with some of their
favorite authors and illustrators,” said Susan Conlon, head of the Youth Services
department. “And while we’ll miss having the live event on the plaza, the virtual format of
Book Jam presents some new opportunities. Presentations by authors and illustrators
will be recorded and available to view after the event, for example, and we’ve been able
to include some authors and illustrators from far beyond our region."
Book sales will be handled by jaZams, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the
library. Books will include a book plate signed by the author and/or illustrator.
Additional information, including participating authors/illustrators, schedule and
Crowdcast connection information can be found at
and by following on social media using #pplbookjam.
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs
require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically
challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any
program with questions about special accommodations.
Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not
necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.
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