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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 1, 2001

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Mel Krutz
2625 Bluff Rd.
Seward, NE 68434
402-643-3464
ck34938@navix.net

Nebraska Center for the Book Seeking Book Discussion and Writing Groups

More than one hundred groups in twenty-five communities across Nebraska, from Scottsbluff to Bellevue and from north to south, have responded to an initial survey of Nebraska's book discussion and writing groups, thus far. The Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB) is an affiliate of the National Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

A component of the Nebraska Center for the Book's mission is to serve as a catalyst, bringing together Nebraska's community of the book. The NCB invites book discussion and writing groups to help create a more complete assessment of these activities, as it promotes and supports readers and writers and facilitates their local and statewide networking.

Book discussion or writing groups that have not yet been reached are encouraged to send the name and address of a contact person to Mel Krutz, 2625 Bluff Rd., Seward, NE 68434, e-mail: ck34938@navix.net by April 30. Additional information will be sent to each group.

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The Nebraska Center for the Book is housed at the Nebraska Library Commission and brings together the state's readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators, and scholars to build the community of the book, supporting programs to celebrate and stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. The Nebraska Center for the Book is supported by the Nebraska Library Commission. As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services, bringing together people and information. The most up-to-date news releases from the Nebraska Library Commission are always available on the Library Commission home page.


For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.