GREAT VALLEY BOOKFEST – Celebrating the FUN of Reading!

Date: October 8th, 2016

Time: 10:00 to 4:00P.M.

Place: Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley aka Bass Pro Center, 280 Lifestyles Rd, Manteca, CA.

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Fun items to note for the 2016 Great Valley Bookfest!

The 2016 Great Valley Bookfest has an outstanding line-up of Presenting Authors and Exhibiting Authors this year. The authors reflect a wide variety genres, ranging from children’s books to suspense, including poetry, fiction, fantasy, history, westerns, mystery, cookbooks, romance, adult romance, and self-help.  More here:

The fun kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. Children of ALL ages are invited to march in or out of costume with mascots, favorite characters, and authors!!! Follow the Marching Band through Authors’ Alley and into the festival to discover a story or two

The 2016 Great Valley Bookfest Children’s Pavilion is sponsored by Valley Oak Dental Group and will be featuring amazing authors. Their work covers a broad spectrum of genres including picture books, chapter books, science, ABC’s, mysteries, music, horses and humor. Several of the authors have also written bilingual books.. Meet these characters and their creators anytime during the Bookfest.
The interactive Children’s area will have something for everyone in the entire family.  More Here:

Sip & Spell Adult Spelling Bee:
Think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned winner of the
Great Valley Bookfest Adult Spelling Bee? Thursday, October 6th – 5:30pm to 8pm—or until the last team is standing!
Location: Delicato Family Vineyards
12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca, CA
Time: 5:30pm – 8pm.  Tickets and sign-up information here:

Seek n’ Stamp Scavenger Hunt:
The Great Valley Bookfest is offering a fun way to win a Samsung Galaxy 7″ Tab 4 NOOK during the 2016 Seek ‘n Stamp Scavenger Hunt on October 8th by locating five portraits of famous authors scattered throughout the event area.  Volunteers will stamp game cards and verify that you discovered the portraits. Adults and children alike love to seek and find, especially when the prize opens up the world of eBooks and years of reading adventures. Pick your game card up at the Great Valley Bookfest Information Booth and have some great fun!

Friends of the Library Book Sale :
Do you have any “gently read” books lying around the house in need of a new friend? Donate them to the Gently Used Book Sale to be held at the Great Valley Bookfest this year on October 8th, 2016! All proceeds support Friends of the Library.

Used books can be dropped off at these locations:
Manteca Convention and Visitors’ Center located at 1422 Grove Avenue in Manteca. (That’s near the Bass Pro Center.)
Raymus Homes, Inc
Main Office: 1433 Moffat Blvd. Suite 13, Manteca
Manteca Sales Office: 2004 Oleander Ave., Manteca

All of the day’s activities, including author presentations, workshops, cooking demonstrations, parade, and performances, will be provided free of charge. The Great Valley Bookfest is an event for all ages.