Bookfest Brings Out Readers and Authors 

Artists of literature were in Bangor Saturday as the Public Library hosted its fourth annual Bookfest.The two day event kicked off Friday.Nearly two dozen writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s books were at the library on harlow street meeting readers and signing copies of their work.The authors also shared personal tales about their own experiences writing books and hosted readings of their work.Barbara McDade, the director of the Bangor Public Library believes programs like the book festival are important to promote literacy in the community.”I think it’s important, it shows first that people think that reading is important and I think that’s something we need to model to our children, second as I said Bangor is a city of readers so it’s nice to get those people that are really interested in book to hear about books that they may not know about,” she said.The festival also featured a draw off, where two best selling illustrators drew pictures against each other.