The purpose of the Kids' Book Fest is to establish a community-wide celebration that brings parents and children together around excitement for children's books. The festival includes art, entertainment, and activities all based on books. Local authors are showcased. Community organizations are invited to host a story-related book station. Read-aloud environments based on books are set up for children to visit, and book characters walk around the Fest promoting specific books. Food and books are available for festival-goers to purchase.