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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 9, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Mary Jo Ryan
402-471-3434
800-307-2665

Nominate Now for 2011 One Book One Nebraska Book Selection

The Nebraska Center for the Book invites recommendations for the 2011 One Book One Nebraska book selection. The Nebraska Center for the Book will consider books written by a Nebraska author (living or dead/with current or former residence in the state), or that have a Nebraska theme or setting. Books should have a broad appeal to readers across Nebraska and lend well to group book discussion. Books may be fiction, non-fiction, biography, memoir, or poetry. They must be in print and readily available. The Center for the Book strongly suggests that anyone who nominates a text should have read it.

Book recommendations should be sent via e-mail by July 26, 2010. Recommendations may also be sent via the US Postal Service to The Nebraska Center for the Book One Book One Nebraska, c/o Nebraska Library Commission Reference Services, 1200 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023.

The Nebraska Center for the Book will announce the 2011 One Book One Nebraska choice at the Nebraska Center for the Book Celebration, including 2010 One Book One Nebraska Program, Awards Ceremony and Annual Meeting on November 6, 2010.

For information about One Book One Nebraska, including current and previous book selections, see http://www.onebookonenebraska.org or join us on Facebook.com, search One Book One Nebraska.

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The Nebraska Center for the Book, a coalition of organizations and individuals, believes One Book One Nebraska demonstrates how books and reading connect people across time and place. In 2010, Nebraska communities will come together through literature in community-wide reading programs to explore this classic work by one of Nebraska's best-loved authors. For more information about One Book One Nebraska, see onebookonenebraska.org.

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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, nlc.nebraska.gov, search on News Releases.


For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.