This year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival will be September 21 and 22 on the National Mall. On Saturday Ned the Newshound will be in the Let’s Read America tent from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to meet and take photos with young readers. All day Saturday and Sunday young readers are invited to make their own Ned the Newshound bookmark in the Bookmark Creation Station and take photographs in front of a special Library of Congress National Book Festival backdrop, both also in the Let’s Read America tent.

This year’s special edition of Book World is available at information booths throughout the festival. Additionally, a number of Post personalities will be on hand to either present their books or introduce other authors.

The Washington Post is dedicated to the principle that an inquisitive and informed reader is a good citizen and is proud to have sponsored the festival since its inception in 2001. The festival is free and open to the public. Visitors can meet their favorite authors and poets and participate in a variety of activities. For more information visit: