A daily program guide and schedule for the 10-day Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 17-26, 2021, debuts.
During this year’s National Book Festival, learn more about your state’s Great Reads from Great Places book selection via the “Festival Near You” interactive map.
This year, the Library of Congress brings the National Book Festival closer to home. Check out the new “Festival Near You” section of the festival website, which features related festival programs from local organizations and affiliate Centers for the Book across the country.
Free tickets are available for our two in-person National Book Festival events featuring Will Shortz, Adrienne Raphel and Nikki Giovanni. Register now!
This year’s National Book Festival will include an extraordinary lineup of authors for children, teens and kids of all ages – all featured in videos on demand accessible from the start of the festival, which runs Sept. 17-26.
Teachers and caregivers, there’s so much to learn and do at the Library of Congress National Book Festival! You can start by sharing these suggestions with the kids and teens in your life, or use them yourself as a roadmap to the 2021 Festival.
During this year’s Festival, Library of Congress experts are opening our national library to you in five virtual live presentations! These interactive sessions, taking place Sept. 20-24 at 3 p.m. ET, give you the chance to learn more about the Library’s collections and services, and to connect directly with our experts in live Q&A. From genealogy to Spider-Man, we have something for everyone.
A volunteer at the first Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 8, 2001, remembers the event, held just three days prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
On International Literacy Day, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the recipients of the 2021 Library of Congress Literacy Awards to organizations that promote literacy, including Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Parents as Teachers, and the Luminos Fund. Fourteen additional organizations were also recognized.
The Washington Post and the Library have just announced a collaboration to host two National Book Festival programs on Washington Post Live to kick off the festival on Sept. 17. The festival runs through Sept. 26. To mark the start of this year’s festival, audiences are invited to tune in to Washington Post Live for […]