The Wisconsin Book Festival differs from other state book festivals in that it extends its programs statewide on a year-round basis. Through a Wisconsin Humanities Council grant program, community groups are able to apply for funds that allow them to start Wisconsin Book Festival programs in their own communities. In addition, existing and new literary events across Wisconsin can be designated as official Wisconsin Book Festival events through a simple application process. Finally, all Wisconsin Book Festival events are listed on a comprehensive statewide calendar on the website, which provides a single source for information on literary events and reading programs all across the state.