Junior League of Washington Celebrates 20 Years of Literacy Work with Continued Support for the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival

JLW Volunteers Serve as a Critical Source of Festival Volunteers for the 17th year

August 29, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) — As the Junior League of Washington (JLW) celebrates 20 years of dedicating its resources to improving literacy in the greater Washington, DC, community, JLW volunteers will continue its 17-year-long partnership with the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival (NBF), an annual event promoting literacy and the love of reading. On Saturday, August 31, close to 400 JLW volunteers will donate their time to the event, participating in tasks including staffing book-signing lines, assisting with book sales, and aiding librarians as they share books from across the country.

“The Junior League of Washington is incredibly proud of its longstanding relationship with the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival. At its core, the National Book Festival is an event that celebrates the positive impact of books and reading, a priority shared by the Junior League of Washington,” said JLW President Carly Mitchell. “We are particularly proud to continue our partnership with the Library of Congress in 2019, as the Junior League of Washington commemorates 20 years focusing on reducing illiteracy in the Washington, DC, community.”

Over the past 17 years, JLW volunteers have provided more than 42,000 volunteer hours to the NBF – totaling over $1 million in in-kind support.

You can learn more about this year’s National Book Festival here.