Next weekend (September 21 and 22) is the 13th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress. The Festival will be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. , is free of charge and open to the public. This year’s theme is “Books that Shape the world”
Wells Fargo is participating in the festival as a Charter Sponsor; this is our third year doing so. (Last year’s Festival posts on GBH are here, here and here; 2011 is here.) While visiting Wells Fargo at the National Book Festival, you can join in on the conversation. Conversation NationSM is on the road asking fun questions and collecting your answers—what real people are saying and doing! If you’ve ever sung to your cat or wondered how your reading habits compare with others’, join in and tell us. Find out what everybody else thinks, too.
As we do every year, Wells Fargo History Museum Curators will share our 161-year heritage, share promotional offers of Plush Ponies and Scholastic Books—and read a lot of books to a lot of people! At the “Let’s Read, America” Pavilion, we’ll highlight Wells Fargo’s Reading First program, and Hands On Banking financial literary program.
Wells Fargo is committed to making a real difference in education by maintaining an active involvement with our public education system, arguably the most important institution in our country. Wells Fargo believes financial success begins with a foundation of strong reading and math skills in early education. Through its foundation’s support and volunteer efforts that focus on improving childhood reading literacy, Wells Fargo wants to help instill the importance these critical skills play in children’s long-term success.