Listen to a storyteller spin a tale; hear a reading by an
award-winning author; see demonstrations of new web technologies;
listen to music and have something to eat . These are some of the
things you can do throughout the day on Saturday, September 8, at the
National Book Festival.
The Library of Congress and First Lady Laura Bush invite you to the
East Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress between 10
a.m. and 5 p.m. for an enjoyable day. Events will include readings,
demonstrations, and book signings by more than 50 award-winning
authors and illustrators, musical performances, storytelling, and
panel discussions about children's books, mysteries, and poetry. You
can consult with preservation and conservation specialists about
saving your family photos and documents. There will also be
demonstrations of new technologies, tours and exhibitions.
More than 50 organizations will also be on hand to help you learn
more about ways to promote reading, literacy, and libraries in your
For more information about the National Book Festival, visit the
Festival's Web site <www.loc.gov/bookfest> or call toll-free
888-714-4696. The Web site also has ideas to help you bring the
Festival to your school, public library, and home.
The Festival, which is free and open to the public, is made possible
by generous donations from our charter sponsors: AT&T, WorkPlaceUSA,
the Library's James Madison Council, and by contributions from The
Washington Post, Borders Books and Music, Scholastic Inc., US Airways,
Chevy Chase Bank, and UPS.