Wyoming at the National Book Festival

Sep 6, 2017

(L to R) Travis Pollok and Cary Dunlap

The Library of Congress reports that on Saturday, September 2, “Tens of thousands of book lovers young and old packed ten stages at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival. Thousands more watched live online throughout the day as the Library streamed the entire Main Stage line-up to its Facebook page.”

The Wyoming State Library was there to represent the Equality State. Travis Pollok, Digital Initiatives Librarian, and Cary Dunlap, Marketing Manager, manned the table on a “mind-bendingly busy” day. Both had a great time handing out fliers, bookmarks, stickers, tourism guides, and even copies of the Little Wyoming board book.

The Wyoming State Library booth at the National Book Festival

Nanci Turner Steveson’s book, Swing Sideways, was Wyoming’s “Great Read” on the festival map that kids took from booth to booth, visiting all the states. Steveson is a Wyoming author from the Jackson area. She’s on the Board of Directors of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, and is the Teen Creative Writing Instructor at the Teton County Library.

The 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which is free for everyone, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, September 1

See more news on the National Book Festival on the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival website.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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