National Book Festival


Junior League of Washington Members Celebrate Literacy at the National Book Festival

Save the Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 to Sunday, September 22, 2013

Over 500 Junior League of Washington volunteers will join the Library of Congress to promote literacy at the 2013 National Book Festival on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 on the National Mall. This is the 13th year the Library of Congress has hosted the festival and thanks to last year’s resounding success that brought more than 200,000 attendees to thes National Mall, the event will be two days again this year. This annual free event continues to feature authors/poets and to celebrate the joy of lifetime reading.  For the eleventh straight year, the JLW has demonstrated its commitment to literacy through its support of the National Book Festival by providing volunteers who manage the book-signing lines and assist in the Pavilion of States.

The 2013 National Book Festival will feature award-winning authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions dedicated to categories of literature. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite authors, get books signed, have photos taken with mascots and storybook characters and participate in a variety of learning activities. With two days of exciting events, Junior League’s involvement will be critical to the weekend festival’s success!

Learn more about the event here or in the Library of Congress Gazette.

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View the NBF video here and our 2012-2013 JLW President, Wendy Cumberland's podcast here.

To view a copy of National Book Festival Impact by the Thousands click here.