Thank you to the 2013 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 17,500 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).
Target is proud to be the Charter Sponsor of the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Education and reading are at the heart of Target's giving. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income - which today equals more than $4 million a week - to local communities. As part of its commitment to education, Target is on track to reach $1 billion in giving to education by the end of 2015. A significant portion of this giving will go toward helping more U.S. children read proficiently by the end of third grade.
Target works closely with organizations and experts to design programs that help students reach their full potential, including innovative initiatives like Target School Library Makeovers, Target Field Trip Grants, Take Charge of Education and Meals for Minds. For more information about Target's commitment to education, visit hereforgood.target.com (external link).
The Washington Post
The Washington Post, the leading source for breaking local, national and international news and analysis, is committed to supporting the arts and education in the Washington, DC-area community. 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 the notion that books and ideas matter.
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 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
The Wells Fargo Stagecoach returns to the National Mall! The Wells Fargo Concord coach will be making a stop at the Let’s Read America pavilion, allowing festival-goers the opportunity to see this moving piece of history up close. Visitors can take a seat and have their picture taken in the Concord stagecoach.
The stagecoach also will serve as a backdrop for Wells Fargo’s Reading First Storytelling and Activity Area featuring assorted books from Scholastic. Kids and their parents can hear stories, participate in coloring activities and learn about the Wells Fargo Stagecoach as they build replica stagecoach banks, all while sitting on tables and chairs made of replicas of the wood and leather “treasure boxes” that once carried money and valuables across the country. Folks will also be on hand to provide demonstrations of Hands-on Banking, an innovative and entertaining financial literacy program. Visitors to the Wells Fargo activity area will receive free give-aways, including copies of Scholastic books, coloring books, deputy pin stickers and stagecoach build-a-banks.
While visiting Wells Fargo at the National Book Festival, come and join in on the conversation. The Conversation Nation team is on the road asking fun questions and collecting answers that reveal what real people are saying and doing. If you've ever sung to your cat or wondered how your reading habits compare with others, join in. Tell us what you think and find out what everybody else thinks too.
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 National Book Festival since its inception in 2001 by helping to bring in distinguished authors of poetry and prose, including NEA Literature Fellowship recipients. We are proud to be doing so again in 2013. 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 40 years, the Arts Endowment has awarded more than $45 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 $4 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).
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, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers. 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).
AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates -- AT&T operating companies -- are the providers of AT&T services in the U.S. and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, wi-fi, high-speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse and AT&T|DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2012, more than $131 million was contributed through corporate, employee and AT&T Foundation giving programs.
Digital Bookmobile powered by OverDrive
Learn about borrowing eBooks, audiobooks & more from public and school libraries on the Digital Bookmobile powered by OverDrive. Housed inside a 74-foot tractor-trailer, the Digital Bookmobile supports reading and literacy in communities nationwide with an immersive experience based on the popular library service. Interactive learning stations in the Digital Bookmobile give visitors an opportunity to search a library's digital catalog, use compatible mobile devices and sample popular eBook, audiobook, music and video titles. This high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile is equipped with Internet-connected PCs, HD monitors, premium sound systems and a variety of portable media players and eBook devices – including Kindle® – all of which help visitors explore digital services from the library. Visit www.digitalbookmobile.com (external link).
Surrounded by unparalleled panoramic views of the White House, Lafayette Square, Lafayette Park and St. John's Church, the "Church of the Presidents," The Hay-Adams is a historic hotel at the center of downtown Washington, D.C.-just moments away from some of the most significant destinations and famous monuments in the country. Originally designed and built as a residential hotel in the 1920s, today our luxury hotel near the White House has the distinct presence of a private mansion where guests can retreat. With 145 guestrooms, including 21 suites, we pride ourselves on exceptional service in a discreet, intimate atmosphere.
Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, has a corporate mission of helping children around the world to read and learn. Recognizing that literacy is the cornerstone of a child's intellectual, personal and cultural growth, Scholastic has created quality products and services that educate, entertain and motivate children and are designed to help enlarge their understanding of the world around them. Scholastic's commitment to educational outreach is demonstrated by its global literacy campaign, Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life and the Scholastic Reading Bill of Rights. Visit www.scholastic.com/readeveryday (external link).
Marshall B. Coyne Foundation Inc.
Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
The 3rd 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 September 19th in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
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 2013 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).
Small Press Expo (SPX)
Small Press Expo (SPX) is proud to be a sponsor of the 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.
The SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program annually donates graphic novels and comics selected by the staff of a public or academic library system in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, the home of the Small Press Expo. Past recipients include the Montgomery County Library, Enoch Pratt Library and the 2013 recipient is the District of Columbia Public Library. In addition, SPX supports the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's (CBLDF) commitment to First Amendment rights through an annual donation to its causes. Find out more about SPX at 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 2013 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 Links, Incorporated
Mensa Education and Research Foundation
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