FROM THE OFFICE OF KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK
More than 2,000 join First Lady for 2013 Kansas Book Festival
Topeka – More than 2,000 book enthusiasts joined Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback for the 2013 Kansas Book Festival at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka.
"I want to extend my deepest thanks to the excellent authors who took part in the festival, the adults and children who took time on this beautiful Saturday to come out and enjoy the event, and all of our amazing sponsors who helped make this event possible," First Lady Brownback said.
In total, more than 25 authors participated in the 2013 Kansas Book Festival, including Frank White, Larry Welch, Joel Rosenberg and many of the 2013 Kansas Notable Book winners.
"The State Library is pleased to be part of the Kansas Book Festival and will continue to support this in any way we can. It is a wonderful way to promote the love of reading and lifelong learning by bringing authors, publishers and readers together," said State Librarian Jo Budler.
During the book festival, the First Lady assisted the Kansas State Library in recognizing the 2013 Kansas Notable Books by presenting awards to their authors. The Kansas Notable Book Award is the only award for books either written by Kansans or that have a Kansas connection. The winners this year are:
The Kansas Book Festival is a 501(c)3 organization established through the Topeka Community Foundation. The book festival organization will award grants to public and school libraries across the state that can be used to supplement their books, reading programs, and technology.
The following sponsors made the 2013 Kansas Book Festival possible:
The 2014 Kansas Book Festival will take place on September 13, 2014 at the Kansas State Capitol.