Bring the National Book Festival to Your Branch!

Bring the National Book Festival to Your Branch!

Bring the National Book Festival to Your Branch! The Library of Congress wants this year’s festival to truly be a National Book Festival (NBF) —and would love your help in making this happen in our state. As a state affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Washington Center for the Book has access to a list…

6th Annual Washington State Zine Contest Winners Announced

6th Annual Washington State Zine Contest Winners Announced

Winners of the 6th Annual Washington State Zine Contest have been announced! Pre-4th Grade Rocks Everywhere by Manya Saxena Grades 4-6 The Adventure of Unihorn by Kaylee Klebanow Grades 7-9 This Zine is Anti-Racist by Miguel Martinez Adults Together Apart by Questen Inghram and Ava Stuller Find more information about the contest and past winners here. Consider submitting a zine…

Congratulations to Rena Priest, 2021-2023 Washington State Poet Laureate!

Congratulations to Rena Priest, 2021-2023 Washington State Poet Laureate!

Congratulations to Rena Priest 2021-2023 Washington State Poet Laureate! In conjunction with National Poetry Month, poet Rena Priest has been appointed Washington State Poet Laureate by Governor Jay Inslee.   A member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, Priest will be the first Indigenous poet to assume the role. Priest’s literary debut, Patriarchy Blues, was honored with the 2018 American Book Award, and…

The 6th Annual Washington State Zine Contest is now open!

The 6th Annual Washington State Zine Contest is now open!

The 6th Annual Washington State Zine Contest is now open! The beautiful artwork for this year’s poster was done, once again, by the incredibly talented Chris Sabatini of the Olympia Timberland Library. You can find a downloadable PDF of the poster and more information about the contest, including submission guidelines and examples of past winners here.