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.
"Technology continues to transform access to books and public interactions with library services. I look forward to working with the Iowa Center for the Book and the Council to offer opportunities to better engage Iowans in literacy, advocate for improved access to information, and create programs that celebrate diverse cultures and backgrounds."
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.
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.
“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.”
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.