The downtown Camden Public Library, in conjunction with Sherman’s Books, will host the 11th annual Children’s Book-Fair-by-the-Sea Saturday, Aug. 20, 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 will take place in the library rotunda every 25 minutes throughout the fair.

This year’s authors and illustrators include Alexandra Hinrichs, Kathryn Karr, Susan Hood, Florence & Wendell Minor, Sarah L. Thomson, Hazel Mitchell and Rebekah Raye. For more information, contact Amy Hand at the library at 236-3440. Books will be on sale through Sherman’s Books during the event.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or