September 29th was the 10th Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival bringing together hundreds of authors, publishers, readers, librarians, illustrators, writers, and bloggers from all over the Orange County and Los Angeles County Area. The entire experience was very rewarding for those of us who were able to find others of the book-loving community. Outside of just books however, is the festival’s commitment to service. Among the many authors and exhibitors there was the Hope School which is an educational program for homeless children. After meeting with their program manager, La Shawn Hye, we were able to learn more about their purpose and goals, and we hope to fuel our efforts and work together in the future to provide greater educational opportunities for the homeless, especially with greater literary resources. Overall, the festival was very worthwhile, providing us with many possible collaborative opportunities with other organizations.