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John Brown Lives! and numerous community partners are teaming up to host an Adirondack Family Book Festival at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid.

The festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20. The festival will be free, open to all and held outdoors.

The inaugural lineup features 12 nationally-acclaimed authors and illustrators who write for young readers, including several Newbery and Caldecott honorees and New York Times bestsellers.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., they will meet their fans of all ages, read aloud and talk about their work. A youth panel and activities that pair select books with the natural beauty of the John Brown Farm and hands-on artmaking and discovery are also being planned.

Community partners include librarians, booksellers, local authors, teachers and students.

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