Thank you, Guy! it’s a lot of work! 
Looking forward to seeing everyone-
Lizz Sinclair
Director of Programs
Maine Humanities Council / Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book
674 Brighton Avenue 
Portland, Maine 04102
Phone: ( 207) 773.5051 ext. 206
Fax-  (207) 773.2416

Maine communities transformed by the power & pleasure of ideas


From: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of "Lamolinara, Guy" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:21 PM
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: COSLA/IMLS Funding for the National Book Festival

Dear Rocco and all Center for the Book friends,


This information is incorrect. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.


Please see the attached for the correct information.


I am sorry this is getting to you later than in prior years. As you all know, Anne Boni, who did a masterful job of organizing this for over a decade, retired in December. We are still playing catch-up in assigning people to fulfill her responsibilities.


Thank you for your patience. We are looking forward to another successful Pavilion of the States at the 2017 National Book Festival.   


Guy Lamolinara

Communications Officer

Center for the Book

Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave. S.E.

Washington, DC 20540-4920


(202) 707-9217

(202) 707-0269 (FAX)


From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Rocco Staino
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 12:43 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: COSLA/IMLS Funding for the National Book Festival


Hello Friends,


I foolishly booked travel for the National Book Festival yesterday. Today, I received this from my State Library Contact: of today, my understanding is that there may not be funds for the states from COSLA to support state library participation this year. Apparently imls has not committed funds as yet. Still under discussion. 


FYI. No one from the NY State Library will be able to attend if COSLA/Imls does not provide support. 


It would be nice if someone from the Center for the Book let us know of the uncertainty of funding before sending out hotel information.


Can anyone shed any light on this?