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The announcement was made by Helen Dagley, Iowa Center for the Book Coordinator, at Friday’s Iowa Library Association Conference luncheon.
The 2016 National Book Festival was recently held in Washington D.C. on Sept. 24. Helen Dagely, Coordinator of the Iowa Center for the Book, and Emily Bainter, Communications Specialist for the State Library, traveled to the Nation’s Capital to represent Iowa at the Pavilion of States.
The Antelope Lending Library, from Iowa City, will receive the 2016 Iowa Literacy Award from the Iowa Center for the Book at an award ceremony on Friday, Oct. 7.
The children’s book by Sharelle Byars Moranville has been selected by the Iowa Center for the Book as Iowa’s title for the 2016 National Book Festival’s Discover Great Places through Reading Map.
The Iowa Center for the Book is now accepting applications for the 2016 Iowa Literacy Award, recognizing an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to increasing literacy in Iowa. Nominations are due by Aug. 5.