Ever-Read Literary Festival

  • SAVE THE DATE! The first ever Ever-Read Young Adult Literary Festival will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 inside the award-winning Learning Resource Center at Evergreen Park Community High School. 

    The event will be geared toward teenagers and young adults in Evergreen Park and surrounding communities.

    Visit https://www.evergreenparklibrary.org/events/ever-read for the latest information! 

    • Tina Ward and Mary Black, Lit Fest organizers

      Sponsored by Evergreen Park Public Library and Evergreen Park Community High School

      The Ever-Read Literary Festival is designed to ignite a love of reading in our middle school and high school students. Study after study confirms that reading for pleasure is declining., so please consider becoming a sponsor and helping us reverse this troubling trend. 

      With your financial support, we can invite teens to meet nationally-recognized authors such as Arshay Cooper, Kwame Alexander, and Angeline Boulley, participate in panel discussions, attend writing workshops, and take home a signed book to treasure. In consideration of your sponsorship, your organization will be prominently acknowledged on banners at the Library and the High School. Your generous support will be shared through press releases, promotional materials, and all social media platforms. EPCHS and EPPL will list your sponsorship in their print and e-newsletters.  Let’s not forget the value of our websites! Your business website will be linked to our websites at evergreenpark.org and evergreenparklibrary.org so that one click on your business logo takes a potential customer to your website. 

      Plans are underway, and we need your support for the Ever-Read Literary Festival. The opportunity for students to meet authors, attend panel discussions, and write their stories in workshops will be academically and personally powerful.

      Click here to fill out the sponsorship form. Donations of any size are appreciated, as well as gift cards. 



    “Literary festivals build excitement around reading,” event organizers Dr. Tina Ward, media specialist at EPCHS, and Mary Black, teen librarian at Evergreen Park Public Library, wrote in a letter to sponsors. “Students will connect to authors and books, participate in panel discussions, attend writing workshops and take home a signed book to treasure.”


    Lit Fest featured authors