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…

Summer Book Bingo — for grown-ups!

Summer Book Bingo — for grown-ups!

Are your adult patrons feeling nostalgic for the days when they participated in summer reading programs? Here’s a way to give them a version made just for grown ups: Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo 2021! Below are Book Bingo cards — in English and Spanish — for your library, patrons, and community. (The images at the bottom of this post…

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…