Welcome to the Iowa Center for the Book
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.
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.
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.
Experience at Davenport Public Library of special note
Dear Kate DiCamillo: "Your book taught me to never stop loving...you can't let sadness and regret govern your life."
Iowa Announces 2014 Letters About Literature Winners!
Congratulations to Thomas Maltman whose brilliant second novel will be the at the center discussions among hundreds of Iowans next year! Its themes resonate with current events even though it was written before the shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newton, Connecticut.