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National Book Festival

Junior League of Washington Members Celebrate Literacy at the National Book Festival, Sponsored by the Library of Congress

Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014

Over 300 Junior League of Washington volunteers will join the Library of Congress to promote literacy at the 2014 National Book Festival on Saturday, August 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

This is the 14th 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 the National Mall, the event will move to its inaugural year at the Convention Center to include movies, cooking demonstrations, and new features.

This annual free event continues to feature authors/poets and to celebrate the joy of lifetime reading.  For the fourteenth 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 as well as assist in the Pavilion of States.The 2014 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 a full day 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. Questions?  Contact: jlwbookfestival@gmail.com.

View the NBF video here and a copy of National Book Festival Impact by the Thousands click here.