Junior League of Washington Celebrates 18 Years of Collaboration with Library of Congress’ National Book Festival

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

September 23, 2020 (WASHINGTON, DC) — For the 18th consecutive year, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) will provide necessary volunteer support for the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival, taking place Saturday, September 25-27.

“As Americans across the country continue to rise to the occasion and adjust to the challenges associated with COVID-19, the Junior League of Washington is proud to continue our tradition of assisting the Library of Congress with the National Book Festival,” said JLW President Jessica Taylor White. “This year’s theme, “Celebrating American Ingenuity,” perfectly fits current circumstances which have illustrated the tenacity of the American spirit. Though this year may look different than years past, we look forward to lending our support and helping the Library of Congress bring the National Book Festival to life!”

Throughout 18 years, over 6,000 JLW volunteers have provided more than 38,500 volunteer hours to the NBF – totaling over $1 million in in-kind support.

“We value the partnership that the League has built with the Library of Congress, and look forward to once again helping make this year’s festival a success,” said Jessica.

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