The Iowa Center for the Book (ICB) is a program of Iowa Library Services/State Library of Iowa and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Founded in 2002, ICB's mission is to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy and libraries. Follow us here, friend us on Facebook and Tweet with us about All Iowa Reads https://twitter.com/AllIowaReads
The Iowa Center for the Book is funded in part with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Through its literacy awards, the Library of Congress is striving to bring worldwide attention to the issues of illiteracy and aliteracy. The Iowa Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, will present Raising Readers in Story County with Iowa's 2015 prize for their innovative practices in this field.
Representing Iowa in the "Discover Great Places Through Reading" map," McGehee's newest book will delight readers of all ages. An awarding winning illustrator/author, she brings "passion and warmth that leap from the pages" of all her books.
All Iowa Reads author Robin Oliveira will make 5 personal appearances at Iowa libraries in October to speak about her civil war epic, "My Name is Mary Sutter."
"I have been passionate about All Iowa Reads titles since I led adult programming at the Orange City Public Library. I felt it was important for our book club to take part in the All Iowa Reads Program so they felt like they were part of a larger community."
Eighteen students named Iowa winners in national reading/writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Iowa Center for the Book, a program of Iowa Library Services/State Library
A creative collaboration between the Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Iowa Center for the Book has been funded by the Iowa Center for the Book Foundation. Libraries which may be limited by local financial resources are eligible to borrow the display for learning and enjoyment by children and adults alike.