The Palmer Township branch of the Easton Public Library is capitalizing on a trend that's sweeping the nation.
The rise of young adult readers has revitalized the book industry with works like "The Hunger Games" and it has help send more teens to their local libraries.
On Saturday, the Palmer branch will host the inaugural YA Fest 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More than 30 young adult authors, including four from the Lehigh Valley and from as far away as Virginia and New York, will sign books, give pointers and discuss their works.
Two panel discussions are planned: one for young adult readers and one for aspiring writers. There will be six authors on each panel. Each author will speak. A 20-minute Q & A session will follow.
For more information about the event, see this story in the Easton Express-Times.
The event includes a raffle, bake sale and book sale. The grand prize is a large basket filled with at least one item donated by each of the authors in attendance.