Monday, March 11, 2013

Save the Dates!

Library of Congress National Book Festival
Scheduled for September 21-23
on the National Mall in Washington, DC

Book lovers of all ages are invited to attend the 13th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. The festival is free and open to the public.

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance presented a
Readers Theater Production of THE EXQUISITE CORPSE ADVENTURE
at the 2011 National Book Festival.
This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities.

Festival fans and other lovers of the printed word are invited to take a "Books That Shaped the World" survey on the Library of Congress National Book Festival website, The Library, which invited public comment on "Books That Shaped America" in 2012, will continue its multi-year Celebration of the Book with a look at Books That Shaped the World in 2013.

"Last year’s festival drew more authors and more readers than ever before" said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. "The excitement is building once again as we invite a public conversation about the power of books to change the world."

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To watch videos of authors and illustrators presenting at previous book festivals, click here.