Camden Public Library, in conjunction with the Owl & Turtle Bookshop, will host the sixth annual Children’s Book Fair By the Sea Saturday, Aug. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The book fair will be held in the downtown library’s Jean Picker Room with opportunities to meet authors and illustrators and to purchase books to have personally signed. 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 throughout the fair.

The schedule of author/illustrator presentations is as follows: Jennifer Berne, 1:05 p.m.; Jeannie Brett, 1:25 p.m.; Toni Buzzeo, 1:45 p.m.; Steve Costanza, 2:05 p.m.; Cynthia Lord, 2:25 p.m.; Peter and Connie Roop, 2:45 p.m.; Melissa Sweet, 3:05 p.m.; and Chris Van Dusen, 3:25 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 email to