Awesome Kindness 

Already, so many amazing organizations have promised to support this festival and promoting literacy and a love of story in our kids!  

They include: The MDI/Bar Harbor Rotary Club, Jesup Memorial Library, MDI YWCA, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce,  Sherman's, Artwaves, and Realtor Steven Boucher.

Many thanks to all of these amazing businesses and organizations. They really are the best and part of why we love our community so much.

  • Acadia National Park
  • Five-star dining establishments
  • Kids being awesome!
  • Authors Everywhere!
  • Jesup Library
  • Criterion Theater
  • Abbe Museum
  • ‚Äč‚ÄčIllustrators Hanging Out
  • Free restrooms

List of Sponsorship Opportunities

Would you like to sponsor an author? An event? A school visit? A book for a child? We'll be listing donor levels and possibilities right here so stay tuned!

About the Bar Harbor Kids Book Festival


The Bar Harbor Kids Book Festival brings authors and illustrators to the Mount Desert Island community for two full days of school visits, public appearances, contests and interactions with both kids and adults. The Festival is part of the Mount Desert Island Literacy Initiative whose goal is to bring a love of story to kids, inspiring better quality of life and higher literacy rates. From cops to firefighters to Rotarians and librarians, the entire community is supporting this effort to make sure our kids grow up loving stories and reading and writing and illustrating. Please join us on October 21 and 22. 

 Attractions & Accoutrements