Volunteer - Become the Star in Someone's Story!

The true stars of the Bar Harbor Book Festival are its volunteers who support kids by giving their time and their talents. Our dedicated volunteers assist in several different areas including:


Event Organization
Book Sales
Event Help

The Festival's volunteers are a great group of people who are interested in helping kids and want to become involved in making this community, and our kids, the best that they can be. They represent many age groups as well as many surrounding communities.

Volunteers are representatives of the Festival and they help create an exciting, vibrant and welcoming atmosphere!  

The benefits of volunteering include:

Hanging out with kids and authors
Complimentary meals at events
Knowing that you are awesome

If you are volunteering for the festival,  you must be comfortable hanging out with kids and wear cozy shoes.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email Carrie at carriejonesbooks@gmail.com 

General Support

The Bar Harbor Kids Book Festival, is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit community based arts organization.

Presenting the country's coolest authors to the coolest island kids (and Trenton!)  is a noble, inspiring task. It is also time-consuming, labor-intensive, and costly. 

The Bar Harbor Kids Book Festival hopes to provide world-class kids the ability to make connections with world class authors.

Our community is a jewel: an amazing, comfortable, artistic and friendly place that draws tourists every spring, summer and fall. It's a place people experience the joy of making their own memories and stories. But we still have hardships. There are still kids who need to escape into story. 

Juvenile crime and literacy rates are quite linked. Thousands of kids will grow up not learning how to read. Thousands of kids will grow up thinking that books are the enemy.

Your financial support will help make our success possible. We cannot emphasize enough how pivotal our Donors' contributions are to meet the annual challenge of raising the funds needed to keep kids with books, kids with authors and kids with stories.

Mail check or money order made payable to:

Bar Harbor Kids Book Festival
69 School Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609