Registration Rates

 **Please note that our long-time festival registrars, Jim and Shirley Clark of Clark Systems Corp., have retired.  If you need assistance setting up the book festival as a vendor, please contact our offices at (601) 266-4228.

Advanced registration has closed.  On-site registration and pre-registered check-in opens at 8am Wednesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10, and at 8:30 am on Friday, April 11.  The registration desk is located on the 3rd floor of the Cochran Center.

Refund and cancellation policy

Requests for the Children’s Book Festival registration fee refunds must be made in writing to:

Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
School of Library and Information Science
118 College Drive #5146
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001

Phone (601) 266-4228
Fax (601) 266-5774 

Requests received on or before March 3, 2014, will receive a full refund, less a $20 processing fee.  Refunds are not available after March 3.

Early-bird registration must be received by February 3, 2014. 

Regular registration begins on February 4, 2014.


Early Bird (By February 3)    Regular Registration (Begins February 4) 
All three days$175
  All three days $200
All three days retired librarian/over 60$150  All three days retired librarian/over 60 $180
Single-Day RatesEarly BirdRegular  Southern Miss Community (all three days) 
Wednesday $100 $125 Faculty and staff $75
Thursday $100 $125 Full-time student $40
Friday $100 $125   
Additional Events     
Thursday Ezra Jack Keats Awards Luncheon $20    
Friday Luncheon with Small and Stewart $20