Teri DeVoe (MSLS ‘07) completed her fourth year of helping with the National Book Festival as a Junior League of Washington volunteer.
Junior League coordinates hundreds of volunteers each year to help the Library of Congress plan for the National Book Festival logistics. This year’s festival, September 24-25, 2011, was lengthened to a two-day event for the first time, and over 200,000 people turned out on the National Mall to take part.
Teri oriented the Junior League ranks in the volunteer tent, helped with crowd control in the book-signing lines, encouraged kids to write down their favorite “read aloud” book as part of a raffle and counted visitors to the Family Storytelling Stage. Since she works in a Federal government library environment (ASRC Primus at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), she said that “it was a wonderful change of pace to see families and visitors of all ages that excited about reading!”