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Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Celebrating excellence in children’s and young adult literature

Each spring more than 500 teachers and librarians from across the nation come to Southern Miss to hear major speakers and participate in concurrent sessions and workshops as authors, illustrators, and experts in the field share their knowledge and experience. The highlight of the Festival is the presentation of the Southern Miss Medallion, awarded to an author or illustrator for their body of work.

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Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Cook Library
118 College Dr. #5146
Hattiesburg, MS 30406

Hattiesburg Campus

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The Festival began in 1968.

Over 300 teachers and librarians attend each year.

CEUs are available to Mississippi educators.