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March 4, 2011

Mary Jo Ryan

Nominate Now for 2012 One Book One Nebraska Book Selection

The Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB) invites recommendations for the 2012 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 June 15, 2011. Recommendations may also be sent via the U.S. 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 2012 One Book One Nebraska choice at the Fall Nebraska Center for the Book Celebration, which will include a 2011 One Book One Nebraska Program, Jane Pope Geske Award and Nebraska Book Awards Ceremony, and NCB Annual Meeting.

For information about One Book One Nebraska, including current and previous book selections, see or join us on!/NebraskaBookFestival

The Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Humanities Council, Nebraska Library Association, Nebraska Library Commission, and other statewide organizations sponsor One Book One Nebraska to demonstrate how books and reading connect people across time and place. In 2011, Nebraska communities will come together through literature in community-wide reading programs to explore Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps, a non-fiction work by one of Nebraska's best-loved authors - Nebraska's own Ted Kooser, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and U.S. Poet Laureate (2004-2006).

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The Nebraska Center for the Book, a coalition of individuals and organizations, 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 website,, search on News Releases.

For more information, contact Tessa Terry.