1651 Lee St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
is the largest one-day reading festival in the state!
This free annual Festival incites a passion for reading. Renew your interest in reading as the Festival authors are announced. Hear an author speak at the Festival and get inspired to borrow or buy the book, maybe even to write one of your own!
The Reading Festival’s mission is to:
- Celebrate the importance of reading.
- Bring the finest literary talent to the community of Southwest Florida.
- Encourage in adults, teens and children an interest in, and love of, literature by providing quality events featuring popular authors in multiple venues.
- Promote lifelong learning and school reading readiness by raising awareness of the library’s services and its role in the community’s quality of life.
- Build continuing regional partnerships among libraries and between libraries and other community organizations by cooperatively presenting a large, quality literary event.
- Promote public libraries as centers for recreational reading,
information, technology, and the arts