One of the largest and most inclusive literary gathering returns to Queens.
For the second time children and their families celebrate reading at the Queens Book Festival.
Saturday was marked as, "kids day," including hourly story time and plenty kid friendly activities.
Authors were also on site for forums, panels and book signings.
Organizers say its all about fostering a love for reading in the community.
"The idea is to expose children to literature in every form, whether it is through science activities, whether it is through readings, that personal interaction with authors," said Johanne Civil, Executive Director of the Queens Book Festival.
"It is just really great to be a part of anything that makes reading really fun for kids, because I think that in school reading and spelling get a bad rep," said author, Caron Levis.
The free festival continues Sunday at L-I-C landing from 11:30 A-M to 7 P-M.