Camden Public Library, in conjunction with the Owl & Turtle Bookshop, will host it fifth annual Children’s Book Fair By the Sea Saturday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. This celebratory event for children, families and lovers of children’s books will feature local authors and illustrators.

Readings and presentations of their work will take place in the library rotunda every 20 minutes. The book fair will be held in the Jean Picker Room, with opportunities to meet authors and illustrators and to purchase books to have personally signed.

The schedule of author/illustrator presentations is as follows: Beth Cadena, 1:05 p.m.; Matt Tavares, 1:35 p.m.; Jane Cowen-Fletcher, 2:05 p.m.; Jamie Hogan, 2:35 p.m.; Katie Clark, 3:05 p.m.; and Pat Brisson, 3:35 p.m.

For more information, contact Amy Hand at the library, 236-3440.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to