Since 2001, teachers and librarians around the country have come together on the National Mall to celebrate the joys of reading and creativity at the National Book Festival. If you've never attended the National Book Festival, you can see the festivities right here. Discover a fantastic collection of photos from past festivals on display in the Festival Photos section of the site. Print out the photos and hang them around your library, classroom or home to help set the stage for your very own book festival.
Get the inside information on what's happening at the 2012 National Book Festival by reading the Library of Congress blog. Share your own National Book Festival experiences, tips and ideas with other educators by replying to blog posts. Let other educators know about your book festival!
Check out the Suggested Reading Lists and Book Awards to use in planning reading exercises for your students. And, discover even more literacy resources by visiting the Library of Congress's Read.gov.