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Arizona Center for the Book
Arizona Center for the Book at the Arizona State Library is an affiliate of the National Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Starting in 1984, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress began to establish affiliate centers in the 50 states. Today, there is a State Center for the Book in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Arizona Center for the Book received its designation on January 2, 2004.
As a Center for the Book affiliate, the Arizona Center for the Book carries out the mission to sponsor programs that highlight the state’s literary heritage and call attention to the importance of books, reading, literacy and libraries. The State Centers gather annually at the Library of Congress for an Idea Exchange Day and participate in the National Book Festival in Washington, DC each year.
Caption for the attached photo: Susan Hildreth, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, stopped by the Arizona Center for the Book’s table at the National Book Festival on September 21 and posed for a photo with Donna Throckmorton, Library Services Consultant; Holly Henley, Library Development Director; and Joan Clark, State Librarian.
Center for the Book Programs:
PoeFest by Arizona Curriculum Theater
Monday, October 28
Noon to 1:00 p.m
1101 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
PoeFest celebrates the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Professional actors perform Poe’s stories and poems while portraying characters in a 19th Century asylum. Free book to the first 20 attendees, courtesy of West Valley Arts Council.
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