The Camden Public Library, in partnership with the Owl & Turtle Bookshop, host the Ninth annual Children’s Book Fair By the Sea Saturday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.

This celebratory event for children, families, and lovers of children’s books will feature area authors and illustrators. Readings and presentations of their work will take place in the library rotunda every 20 minutes throughout the program. 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 list of authors and illustrators will include: Lucinda Hathaway, 1:10 p.m.; Jane Cowen-Fletcher, 1:40 p.m.; Chris Van Dusen, 2:10 p.m.; Josh Aves, 2:40 p.m.; and Fran Hodgkins, 3:10 p.m.

“Join us for this special opportunity,” says children’s librarian Amy Hand, “to celebrate the many joys of children’s books and the people who bring them to life!”

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