Continued support for the event is a refreshing constant in unprecedented times.
WASHINGTON, DC (September 16, 2021) – In the spirit of tradition, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) today announced the organization will provide volunteer support for the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival, taking place September 17-26, 2021. After nearly two decades of participating, and more thanover 43,000 volunteer hours pledged, the NBF remains one of JLW’s most cherished partnerships.
“For 19 years, we have provided thousands of volunteers and hours of service to support the National Book Festival, which brings together the power of books, reading, and education to visitors from across the country,” said Amanda Walke, president of the Junior League of Washington. “Since 2003, the Junior League of Washington has been honored to partner and support this event, and we look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come.”
This year’s theme, “Open a Book, Open the World” feels particularly appropriate as JLW moves towards its new focus area of supporting pathways to opportunity through improved access to education, professional and financial development, and capacity building resources in our community.
You can learn more about this year’s National Book Festival here.