The 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival App is now LIVE and ready for download. The free app is newly updated with everything you’ll need to know before and during this year’s festival on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Love mapping out your route to see all the authors you love? You can use the app now to plan your adventures at the festival – from who to see to what activities you don’t want to miss. The app contains the full schedule of author events, book signings, panels, and special activities, complete with times and locations. You can even build a personalized schedule within the app so you can dive right into all the fun at the festival as soon as you get there.
Prefer to fly by the seat of your pants? On the day of the Festival, the app will be invaluable for finding your way through the convention center, reading up on author bios and deciding which activity or booth to visit in between the two speakers you just have to see. Plus, the app will always have the most up-to-date information on the festival, and provide notice if anything changes during the day.
The festival app is also a great way to tell us what you think! You can use the app to rate each event, post photos directly to Twitter and Instagram, and see what you and everyone else on social media are saying on the live Social Media Wall, which will be visible during the festival both in the app and in-person all around the convention center.
The app is available for iOS and Android. If those don’t work for you, never fear, there’s a fully-functional web version too! Take advantage of this invaluable opportunity to make the most of your day on Aug. 31, and use the app to make the festival a seamless, stress-free and fun adventure to remember.
You can find links to download your version of the app at loc.gov/apps. Check it out and start planning your schedule for the big day!