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Library of Congress FCU Sponsors Book Festival

The Library of Congress Federal Credit Union was proud to once again support the Library of Congress National Book Festival as a Friends Sponsor.

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The 2023 National Book Festival was held Saturday, August 12, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. It featured more than 70 authors, poets and writers in a range of formats — all celebrating the festival theme, “Everyone Has a Story.” This marked the 16th year the Credit Union has supported the National Book Festival.

“We are honored to once again be a sponsor of the Library of Congress National Book Festival,” said Gary Mandelkorn, Vice President/Interim President/CEO of Library of Congress FCU. “This year’s theme celebrates the storyteller in us all. We believe the library community advances America’s great story. We are proud to give back and support the Library of Congress and all they do.”

The National Book Festival was co-founded in 2001 by former first lady Laura Bush and the Library of Congress and is free and open to everyone. Most authors participated in book signings following their events.

“The Library believes that everyone has a story to tell, and we’re proud to share the stories of so many groundbreaking authors, writers, poets and illustrators at the National Book Festival,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “We’re grateful to our generous sponsors, which include the Library of Congress Federal Credit Union. The support of our sponsors enables us to further spread the joy of reading.”

Events on several of the stages were livestreamed on Videos of all presentations will be made available on demand in the weeks after the Festival.

The National Book Festival is made possible by the generous support of private- and public-sector sponsors who share the Library’s commitment to reading and literacy, led by National Book Festival Co-Chair David M. Rubenstein. Sponsors included: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), The Washington Post, General Motors, James Madison Council, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the John W. Kluge Center; additional support provided by the CoStar Group, For The People Fund, with seed funding provided by the Ford Foundation, Sharjah Book Authority, Friends of the Library of Congress (FLOC), Library of Congress Federal Credit Union and The Hay-Adams.

Media partners of the National Book Festival include C-SPAN2’s Book TV, NPR, El Tiempo Latino and the Washington Nationals.

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