The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF) has celebrated teens within our literary communities since its founding in 2006. The festival and related events encourage teens—as well as parents, teachers and librarians—to read some of the best titles aimed at young adults and provides a place for readers to interact with award-winning authors.
Our goal is to keep TBF free so cost is never a barrier between teens and authors, and our mission is to foster a community effort that celebrates and promotes reading.
Like many locally focused non-profit organizations, we’ve worked hard to continue offering programming consistent with our values and mission during COVID-19 and social distancing. In 2021, we held our first virtual TBF, with 33 middle-grade and young adult authors. The format allowed us to reach a larger audience, connect with a local teen-focused bookseller, and make all panel sessions available on our YouTube channel. We’re currently planning our return to an in-person festival.
TBF events are free because of generous donations, local sponsorship, and our community partners—like you. Our goal is to give teens a safe and fun place to connect not just with authors, but with each other. We’ve reached tens of thousands of young readers. With your help, we can reach even more.
We focus on: Arts and Culture, Education
Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
Back to Not-For-Profits