National Ambassadors Program at the Library of Congress
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will host the National Ambassadors Program on May 6, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at the Coolidge Auditorium (Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building). Current National Ambassador Kate DiCamillo will be joined by former ambassadors Jon Scieszka and Katherine Paterson to discuss the role and how it has affected their lives, and to honor the late Walter Dean Myers.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (202) 707-1519.
About the Center for the Book
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established by public law in 1977 to promote books, reading, literacy and libraries, as well as the scholarly study of books. Since its founding, the Center has established affiliate centers in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Center’s mission is carried out internationally through its overseas affiliates. More than 80 organizations are Center for the Book reading promotion partners both in the United States and abroad.
About The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Program
Launched in 2008 by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program raises national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education, and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.