All-a number of you have asked about the Library of Congress State Literacy Awards this year. The Lit Awards Advisory Board decided to discontinue the program for two major reasons:

--Lack of interest. The same centers applied each year and the number of applications never exceeded the number of awards available.
--The amount of the awards exceeded the costs of processing them.

I have had discussions about this and I am planning on having a meeting in January on how the Affiliate CFBs can participate in the Literacy Awards in other ways. I will have more info by then.

Please know that I appreciate the interest demonstrated by the centers that did apply.


Guy Lamolinara
Head, Center for the Book
Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives
Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement
Library of Congress

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