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2024 National Book Festival Volunteer Opportunity

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ORGANIZATION: Library of Congress - Visitor Engagement Office

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The 24th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, bringing together best-selling authors, illustrators and book lovers from around the world, will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.on Saturday, August 24, 2024 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Allen Y. Lew Place, NW, Washington, D.C. Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m., and morning volunteer shift begins at 8:00 a.m. (with check-in at 7:30 a.m.). To learn more about this event, visit the Festival’s official website .

The success of the Library’s National Book Festival depends on the efforts of hundreds of committed volunteers, many of whom return year after year. The application to volunteer for this year’s Festival is now open, and we hope you’ll join us! All volunteers must meet five requirements to participate in the festival:

1. Be at least 16 years of age as of Saturday, August 24, 2024;

2. Commit to at least one 4.5-hour shift at the Festival;

3. Attend a mandatory 90-minute briefing session in advance of the Festival (dates and times are outlined below);

4. Pick up your t-shirt at the Library of Congress in advance of the Festival (pick up locations and dates are outlined below);

5. Sign the Library’s Voluntary Services Agreement (this document must be signed and presented for t-shirt pick up).

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Mission Statement

The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.


The Visitors' program seeks to expose and explain the physical and intellectual resources of the Library of Congress to the Members of congress, the American people and all researchers and visitors.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


Sat Aug 24, 2024
07:30 AM - 08:30 PM


801 Allen Y. Lew Place, NWWashington, DC 20001



  • Literacy / Reading
  • STEM




  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one 4.5 hour shift

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