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February 1, 2001

Nevada Humanities Committee Becomes New Home of the Nevada Center for the Book

The Nevada Humanities Committee is the new host organization for the Nevada Center for the Book.

"We're delighted to welcome the Nevada Center for the Book to the Nevada Humanities Committee," said Judith Winzeler, executive director of the Nevada Humanities Committee. "We are a statewide organization that brings scholars and the public together to exchange stories, ideas, and images that help us make sense of our lives and help us think more critically about our world. The activities of the Nevada Center for the Book will help us focus on the importance of books, reading, and libraries in Nevada and throughout the American West."

"I'm pleased with this new development and partnership," said Center for the Book Director John Y. Cole. "In most states, the state book centers and humanities committees work closely together. The formal merging of the two in Nevada will strengthen current projects and create new opportunities and audiences throughout the state."

The Nevada Center for the Book was established in 1998 as a program of the Nevada State Library and Archives. Several of the center's projects, including the River of Words student poetry and art contest, will be continued, and its association with the Great Basin Book Festival, a project of the Nevada Humanities Committee, will be strengthened. For further information, contact the Nevada Humanities Committee, P.O. Box 8029, Reno, NV 89507-8029, (775) 784-6587; toll-free (800) 382-5023; fax (775)-784-6527.

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries. For information about its program, publications, and the activities of affiliated centers in 41 states and the District of Columbia, visit its Web site at www.loc.gov/cfbook.

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PR 01-014
02/01/01
ISSN 0731-3527

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