Welcome to the Iowa Center for the Book
"The Big Library Read" is a pilot project sponsored by OverDrive, a leading distributor of electronic books through library catalogs. 452 Iowa libraries provide electronic books from the company. In an effort to create a global "library book club," OverDrive is helping 2,000 libraries nationally and internationally provide downloadable copies of Michael Malone's "The Four Corners of the Sky" for library patrons to read simultaneously.
The weather did not keep us from celebrating our 18 winners on May 3rd!
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
Iowa students and teachers responded with enthusiasm to the national reading/writing program Letters About Literature sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Iowa Center for the Book.
Simon & Schuster, publisher of this year’s All Iowa Reads 2013 winner “The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson, made an exception to their current national eBook sales policy for libraries.
Annette Wetteland and Robin Martin represented the state of Iowa in the Pavilion of the States at the Library of Congress' National Book Festival in Washington D.C held on September 23, 2012. The crowd was estimated to be 300,000 that day. Iowa Library Services staff greeted visitors and distributed information about Iowa's literary heritage.