Greetings friends!!!


I am excited to know that the opportunity to be with you at the Pavilion of the States for the National Book Festival is fast approaching…. as well as the pre-festival Friday events. As a reminder, for those of you who are able, we are meeting at 3pm on Friday, September 23rd in the Madison Bldg. A draft agenda for discussion is below. I welcome suggestions and questions in advance. It matters that the conversation be valuable and productive, so please contribute your thoughts.






State Centers for the Book 9/23 Meeting Agenda (Draft)



A.     Introduction – Pam Jackson, Director CFB (30 minutes)


a.      What we are learning about what’s working and what’s not working?


b.     Q&A



B.    State coordinators (30 minutes)


a.      What do you want to share about what’s working and what’s not working?


b.     Q&A



C.      Other Topics/Programming:


·              Literary Mapping


·              State Book Awards


·              Regional Initiatives including Great Lakes Reads/Rout 1 Reads Reports


-         How well are they working? More to do? Less?


·        What kind of programming would make the most difference to network?


-         New opportunities: United for Libraries / Children’s Book Council




Here is the link to the RSVP google doc for those of you who want to update your information and/or add more to the conversation




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Pam Jackson, PhD

Director, Center for the Book

101 Independence Avenue, S.E.


Washington, DC 20540-1400

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The Library of Congress Center for the Book, which includes the Young Readers Center and Poetry and Literature Center, promotes books and libraries, literacy and reading, and poetry and literature knowing that they are the best tools for creating and sustaining informed and engaged societies and the best weapons against ignorance and intolerance.


Visit us at:

The Center for the Book  

The Young Readers Center

The Poetry & Literature Center

        The National Book Festival