The Library of Congress, Center for the Book, has announced that the Iowa Center for the Book (ICB) has been officially renewed for another three years as an affiliate state center. The following is part of a letter sent to ICB Coordinator Robin Martin from John Y. Cole, director of the national Center for the Book.
"Under your outstanding leadership, the Iowa Center for the Book has become one of our most active and effective affiliates, and it is a pleasure to once again approve the continuation of our partnership with the State Library of Iowa.
"The ICB Advisory board sets an example for other state centers; the rotation system permits a continuing flow of new people and ideas. The creation of the ICB Foundation will be a big help in raising funds to promote the center's purpose and individual projects. Iowa's continued participation in Letters About Literature continues to be strong and much appreciated.
"I was pleased to learn that the online Iowa Authors List has expanded to include, on the ICB website, information about no less than 360 authors presently living and writing in Iowa. What a valuable resource.
"The continuing expansion and extension of All Iowa Reads continues to be impressive. The committee has done a terrific job in developing and sharing supplementary materials about the featured books and authors."
Find out more about the Iowa Center for the Book on its website.