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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.  To fulfill this mission the ICB offers a variety of programs and resources. 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 supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in Iowa by the State Librarian.

Traveling History of the Book Exhibit Coming 2015

Traveling History of the Book Exhibit Coming 2015

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.

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And the 2015 All Iowa Reads Selection is "My Name is Mary Sutter"

And the 2015 All Iowa Reads Selection is "My Name is Mary Sutter"

Congratulations to Robin Oliveira! Her stunning Civil War epic is about a young headstrong midwife determined to become a surgeon striving to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine. Fully drawn characters, family conflicts, the politics of war, and achieving humane medical care in the aftermath of violence are some of themes that will be at the center discussions among hundreds of Iowans during 2015.

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Evan Anderson Appointed to All Iowa Reads Committee

Evan Anderson Appointed to All Iowa Reads Committee

“Reading is fundamental to education, our democratic society, our sense of community and self-growth. As a passionate librarian and bibliophile, I am excited to participate in this important program.”

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DALLAS COUNTY READS 1 BOOK

DALLAS COUNTY READS 1 BOOK

Dallas County Library Association initiates a county-wide read project featuring numerous book discussions and appearances by award winning author William Kent Krueger whose latest book "Ordinary Grace" is the inaugural title for this ongoing program.

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"Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table" Takes Another Award

"Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table" Takes Another Award

Iowa author Jacqueline Briggs Martin's book is Iowa's selection for the 2014 National Book Festival's Discover Great Places Through Reading Map. The book has been named to the School Library Journal's Best Books 2013 nonfiction and the 2014 ALA Notable Children's Book list.

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