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Thank you to the 2018 National Book Festival Sponsors!

Co-Chairman, National Book Festival Board

David M. Rubenstein

Charter Sponsors

Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Washington Post

Wells Fargo

Patrons

The James Madison Council

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

Champions

PBS

Contributors

National Geographic

Scholastic Inc.

Friends

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More About Our Sponsors

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. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit https://www.imls.gov/ and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a leading global news source that informs readers through exceptional journalism and personalized experience. It combines the latest breaking news in politics, national, foreign and business with in-depth analysis and engaging opinions in lifestyle, entertainment and more. The Post prides itself on maintaining an active role in the Washington, D.C., community as a supporter of local arts and education programs and initiatives that strive to make a difference.

The Washington Post has been a sponsor of the Library of Congress National Book Festival since its inception in 2001 as part of its ongoing commitment to literacy. The Post has one of the most distinguished book review desks in the country, renowned for its excellence in literary criticism. Marie Arana, a writer-at-large for the paper and the former editor of Book World, is Literary Director of the National Book Festival. The Post joins the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival as a Charter Sponsor.

Wells Fargo

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.

The James Madison Council

The James Madison Council’s mission is to bring the world's largest and most inclusive collection of human knowledge and creativity, the Library of Congress, to people all over the country and the world. The Council is comprised of individuals who are visionaries, champions and ambassadors on the Library's behalf. The Council is pleased to support the Library of Congress National Book Festival in honor of the Council chair and National Book Festival Board co-chairman, David M. Rubenstein, and the 14th Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla D. Hayden. For more information on the Council, visit this website.

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has supported the Library of Congress National Book Festival since the festival’s inception in 2001 by helping to bring in distinguished authors of poetry and prose, including NEA Literature Fellowship recipients. NEA is proud to continue celebrating literature with the festival in 2018. NEA Literature Fellowships represent the NEA’s most direct investment in American creativity. The goal of the fellowship program is to encourage the production of new work and allow writers the time and means to write. For more than 50 years, the Arts Endowment has awarded $47 million to more than 3,700 writers and translators, including many of the most acclaimed writers of American literature.

The NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Learn more about the National Endowment for the Arts and NEA Literature Fellowships at arts.gov (external link).

National Endowment for the Humanities

Since its founding in 1965, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has been an enthusiastic supporter of reading, books, and libraries. NEH grants have provided support to historians, critics, and other scholars, who have collectively written more than 8,000 books. Seventeen of those books have won the Pulitzer Prize. Reading-and-discussion programs supported by NEH occur weekly in libraries across the country. Together with the 56 state humanities councils, NEH makes grants that offer veterans, at-risk youth, rural families, and Americans of all backgrounds access to humanities-based educational programs that range from preschool readiness to community reading programs. More information about NEH is available at neh.gov (external link).

Scholastic Inc.

Scholastic Corporation is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children’s learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at scholastic.com (external link).

For information on sponsoring the National Book Festival call (202) 707-2777 or e-mail [email protected]. You can also support the festival by making a gift now.

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