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Longtime Festival supporter Richard Peck made a generous donation in 2016 that now provides an annual stipend to offset the cost of attending the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival. 

2024 Application is closed. 

Photograph of eight people standing next to one another, in a row, in a room with wooden walls and floors.

Pictured from left, Ellen Ruffin, former curator of the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Dr. John Eye, dean of University Libraries; Dr. Steve Moser, former University Provost; President Emeritus Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas; Peck; Dr. Rodney D. Bennett, former University President; Dr. Ann Blackwell, former dean of the College of Education and Psychology; and Karen Rowell, former coordinator of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.

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