I think this is a great idea ... and I have a few things to share, too.  More and more I hope we can organize a group on awards at our meeting next month! 


Cheers, Sharon 


Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director
Massachusetts Center for the Book
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On Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:37:42 -0400, Kate Lentz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi All,
We're thinking about giving out an annual RI Center for the Book Award to "an organization, business,library school or other group that has made an exceptional contribution to one or more of these fields in Rhode Island: Literacy, Reading, Book Selling, Books, Libraries, or Writing."
How many of you are already doing this and if so, could you provide me with a line or two about the award, how long you've been giving it and how it's working? I know Nebraska is doing something similar (I used their language!) but I couldn't tell if any other states are.
Thanks so much for all your help!!

Kate Lentz
Director, Rhode Island Center for the Book
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