Iowa Center for the Book Goes to the Fair
Annette Wetteland and Robin Martin represented the state of Iowa in the Pavilion of the States at the Library of Congress' National Book Festival in Washington D.C held on September 23, 2012. The crowd was estimated to be 300,000 that day. Iowa Library Services staff greeted visitors and distributed information about Iowa's literary heritage.
The annual event featured more than 100 authors. The theme was "Books that Shaped America," which coincided with the current Library of Congress exhibit featuring 88 titles that have had a transformative effect on the nation. With costumed characters, interactive booths, and book signings galore, the festival was a great success.
One of the highlights was when children were offered donated copies of this years' Iowa Great Reads Author Sarah Prineas' The Magic Thief or one of the many children's books provided by Bound to Stay Bound, Inc.