Junior League of Washington Celebrates 16 Years of Partnership with Library of Congress’s National Book Festival

JLW Volunteers Serve as Festival’s Primary Source for Volunteers, Promote Literacy in the DC Community

WASHINGTON, DC, August 29, 2018 —  For the 16th consecutive year, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) will provide volunteer support for the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival (NBF), taking place Saturday, September 1, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Nearly 350 JLW volunteers will donate their time to NBF, supporting the Festival by staffing book-signing lines, assisting with book sales, and aiding librarians from across the country.

“The Junior League of Washington is excited to celebrate 16 years of volunteer support for the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival,” said JLW President Tycely Williams. “Junior League volunteers are proud to promote literacy in our community, and we look forward to partnering with the Library once again to advocate a love of reading among the members of our community and from across the country who visit this year’s Festival.”

Since our partnership with the Library of Congress began 16 years ago, more than 6,180 JLW volunteers have provided 40,250 volunteer hours to the NBF – totaling more than $1,274,000 in in-kind support.

For the third time in JLW’s history of volunteering with NBF, the volunteer shirts worn by our volunteers will include the JLW logo, highlighting the significant role our members play at the Festival. For the fourth year in a row, the JLW logo will appear on the official festival poster.

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