If you happen to be in the Washington, D.C. area on Saturday, September 26, 2009 and love libraries, please be sure to stop by the American Library Association’s (ALA) booth at the 9th annual National Book Festival organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress.
ALA will highlight reading and libraries at the festival, which is hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and allows book lovers to gather in the nation’s capital and celebrate reading and lifelong literacy.
The festival will take place on the National Mall between 7th and 14th Streets, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public. The ALA booth will be located at the Pavilion of the States. Information about Banned Books Week, the Born to Read campaign, Teen Read Week, and other ALA initiatives, of course including I Love Libraries bookmarks and buttons will be available to festival participants.
Over 70 festival authors, illustrators and poets will discuss their work in pavilions dedicated to Children, Teens & Children, Fiction & Mystery, History & Biography, Home & Family and Poetry. For a complete list of those participating, other activities, and additional information about the festival please visit www.loc.gov/bookfest.