Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Library of Congress Book Festival, 52 Great Reads and Other Book Lists

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The Library of Congress holds the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. each September since 2001. This annual literary event is a librarian's dream bringing together authors, readers, and book fans for all kinds activities, including family-friendly ones. To learn more about the festival, click HERE. To find out how to host your own book festival, click HERE.

One of the resources put together and distributed at the festival is 52 Great Reads, a list of books representing the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. Links for the 2016 book list and others going back to 2012 are available HERE.

When looking for award winners, one can never have enough places to find comprehensive lists of all of them. Well, the Library of Congress has put one together for us to which even includes a database covering the criteria of the awards, when they are announced and other helpful information. You can find all of those links HERE.

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