Thank you to the 2014 National Book Festival Sponsors!
David M. Rubenstein
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, we help communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning. To learn more about IMLS, please visit www.imls.gov (external link) and follow us on Twitter (external link) and Facebook (external link).
The Washington Post
The Washington Post is an award-winning news leader. It combines world-class journalism with the latest technology and tools so readers can engage with The Post anytime, anywhere. Dedicated to the principle that an inquisitive and informed reader is a good citizen, The Post has launched many initiatives supporting literacy and education and is committed to supporting the arts and education in the Washington, D.C. area.
The Washington Post has been a sponsor of the Library of Congress National Book Festival since its inception in 2001. The Post has one of the most distinguished book review desks in the country, renowned for its excellence in reviewing. Marie Arana, a writer-at-large for the paper and the former editor of "Book World," is on the organizing committee of the National Book Festival. The Washington Post is very proud to be a Charter Sponsor of the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Wells Fargo is committed to making a real difference in education by maintaining an active involvement with our public education system, arguably the most important institution in our country. Wells Fargo believes financial success begins with a foundation of strong reading and math skills in early education. Through its foundation’s support and volunteer efforts that focus on improving childhood reading literacy, it hopes to instill the importance these critical skills play in the long-term success of the children it meets through its volunteer programs.
National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has supported the Library of Congress National Book Festival since its inception in 2001 by helping to bring in distinguished authors of poetry and prose, including NEA Literature Fellowship recipients. NEA is proud to be doing so again in 2014. NEA Literature Fellowships represent the NEA’s most direct investment in American creativity. The goal of the fellowships program is to encourage the production of new work and allow writers the time and means to write. For more than 45 years, the Arts Endowment has awarded more than $46 million to more than 3,000 writers and translators, including many of the most acclaimed writers of contemporary American literature.
The NEA was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. Learn more about the NEA and NEA Literature Fellowships at www.arts.gov (external link).
The corporate mission of Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, is to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy, the cornerstone of all learning. With more than 90 years of experience supporting the learning lives of children, today Scholastic remains committed to providing quality, engaging educational content in digital and print formats for the next generation of learners, and the families and educators who guide them.
WAMU 88.5 FM
WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington, D.C. area. It is member-supported, professionally-staffed and licensed to American University. The station's 24-hour format blends a unique mixture of news, public affairs talk programming and traditional American music. Home to a team of award-winning local reporters and acclaimed talk radio hosts such as Diane Rehm and Kojo Nnamdi, WAMU 88.5 offers comprehensive coverage of local, national and international events. During the week, WAMU 88.5 focuses on news and information with the Diane Rehm Show, the Kojo Nnamdi Show and programming from NPR, PRI, APM and the BBC. Weekends offer listeners a variety of news, entertainment and traditional American music with internationally recognized hosts Rob Bamberger and Ed Walker.
Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
The 4th Annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, co-sponsored by The University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal, will be presented on Aug. 28 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Marshall B. Coyne Foundation Inc.
National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities promotes excellence in the humanities through grants supporting research, education, preservation and public programs. NEH proudly supports the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival by providing funds to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress for its festival-related activities and by funding participation in the Pavilion of the States by eleven humanities-based state centers for the book. Visit www.neh.gov (external link).
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org (external link) provides engaging interactive content on all platforms. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbskids.org/pressroom (external link) or follow PBS Kids on Twitter (external link) and Facebook (external link).
Small Press Expo (SPX)
Small Press Expo (SPX) is proud to be a sponsor of the Library of Congress National Book Festival and a supporter of the Library of Congress. SPX is the premier independent comics festival in the United States, gathering over 600 creators to its yearly event that is held every September in Bethesda, Maryland. The yearly festival focuses on the best in graphic novels, independent comics, mini-comics and political cartoons.
In a first of its kind relationship, SPX teamed with the Library of Congress to establish the SPX Collection. This collection allows the Library of Congress to further its commitment to comics with donations to the collection from the creators who attend the SPX festival. The SPX Collection at the Library of Congress also houses the winners of the prestigious Ignatz Awards and originals of the art produced for the SPX festival. Find out more about SPX at a spxpo.com/about (external link).
C-SPAN2's Book TV
All weekend, every weekend, join Book TV for the latest nonfiction books and authors in biography, history, current events, the media and more. Book TV brings book festivals, author discussions, readings, panels and book events from across the country to its viewers. Book TV will be live from the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival with author panels, viewer call-ins, and other events. For schedules and information about Book TV on C-SPAN2, visit www.booktv.org (external link).
The Junior League of Washington
The Junior League of Washington is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information, please visit www.jlw.org (external link).
Mensa Education and Research Foundation
Split This Rock
For information on sponsoring the National Book Festival call (202) 707-2777 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org