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Celebrating Books and Reading for 30 Years

Posted by: Matt Raymond

Chances are that if you watched made-for-TV movies on CBS from 1979 into the ?90s, you might remember ?Read More About It.? A joint project of CBS and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the segment involved celebrities offering recommendations about books that viewers could find at their local library to …

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Fox and the Book Hounds

Posted by: Matt Raymond

What an exciting day!? With the National Book Festival just hours away, things are really hopping here. I began early this morning trying to meet Dr. Billington at the White House for some joint media interviews with Mrs. Laura Bush, but my entrance was delayed by a ?suspicious package? on 17th Street that turned out …

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Draw Me a Story

Posted by: Matt Raymond

I blogged the other day about some new PSAs we have released in conjunction with the Ad Council that highlight lifelong literacy. And now we have added a new, interactive feature to our Literacy.gov Web site. You can go on a ?Storybook Adventure? by following this link and clicking on ?play? once the animated banner …

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Do-It-Yourself Book Festival

Posted by: Matt Raymond

It’s called the “National Book Festival,” so this year we?re doing something a little different to help make it even more truly national. This year we have launched a “Young Readers’ Toolkit” on the NBF website. There we provide a whole set of tools to help you host your very own book festival in your …

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Chat With An Author

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The 2007 National Book Festival is drawing closer and closer (Sept. 29 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.) People come to the Book Festival for a lot of reasons, but the big draws, of course, are the authors and the opportunity for their readers to interact directly with them. For those who can?t make …

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Dino Might!

Posted by: Matt Raymond

James Gurney, creator of the popular ?Dinotopia? series of books, is blogging about what it is like to give an author talk at the Library of Congress: When you give a talk at the Library of Congress, they don?t pay you with money. They reward you something far more valuable. Your compensation is to have …

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National Book Festival: A 'Moving' Idea

Posted by: Matt Raymond

I think this is great: For the third year in a row, the Friends of the James V. Brown Library [in Williamsport, Pa.] are sponsoring a bus to take local book-lovers of all ages to the National Book Festival. You might know Williamsport as the birthplace of the Little League World Series. Pardon the awful …