© 2019 Amelia Island Book Festival 

Authors in Schools Literary Program

Connecting Students, Authors & Books for Lifelong Learning

Friday, February 14

At various schools throughout Nassau County.

This event is not open to the public/for students only.


What kind of literacy program can truly engage and excite young readers? AIBF’s Authors in Schools program not only aims to put a book in the hand of every student in Nassau County, Florida, but also place the book’s author right in front of them in their own classroom or school auditorium.

In 2019, authors selected for the program included New York Times Best-selling authors and award-winning authors of note. Twenty-seven different authors presented to more than 12,000 students at 16 Nassau County public schools, five Volunteer pre-kindergarten programs and one private school. 


Through event ticket sales and the generosity of sponsors, donors, and members, AIBF purchased 12,300 books for students. AIBF is grateful to school representatives for coordinating their participation, and to the authors, donors and volunteers who make it possible to bring a stimulating, personal educational experience to every student in our community. 

Author appications for 2020 are now closed.