Hi Sharon. Attached is the report that we prepared for the Humanities Council to summarize our activities and expenditures for last year’s One Book One Nebraska activities. As you can see, the bulk of the cost of the program is in Nebraska Library Commission staff time, with funding from Humanities Nebraska for promotion. We struggle each year to get a donation to fund the Book Club kits for circulation through Nebraska libraries, even though they are widely used across the state. I hope this is helpful as you work through your decision-making process. Thanks, mjr

PS: Since this is a big file, I’ll send the attachments separately.


Mary Jo Ryan, Communications Coordinator
Nebraska Library Commission, The Atrium, 1200 N St., Suite 120
Lincoln NE 68508-2023, 402-471-3434, 402-471-2083-FAX

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From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mass Center for the Book
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:39 AM
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Subject: One Book Reading Program - Statewide Budget?


Dear State CfBs, 


An organization in Mass wants to launch a statewide read in support of a bicentennial celebration of a particular author and would welcome sample budgets/recommendations from others who have run statewide reads.  


I have info from Chris Higashi about SEATTLE READS, and would like to get one or two statewide read budgets I could also send along for guidance (and probably for a reality check on fundraising that will be necessary!).


Thanks in advance for anything you can send -- 


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Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director

Massachusetts Center for the Book

617.521.2719 (office); 617.872.3718 (mobile)


Our Commonwealth is Reading.