2017 Letters About Literature Winners Announced

2017 Letters About Literature Winners Announced
Mrs. Ehrenreich, I recently read your book Nickel and Dimed, and I am amazed by much of its insight into low wage living fifteen years ago, and, after doing some research of my own, how little it has changed since that time. To earn money for college, I work at a local grocery store part ...

2016 Letters About Literature Winners Announced

2016 Letters About Literature Winners Announced
Dear Ms. Lee: Your story haunted me with emotions I didn’t know I could feel.  When I read To Kill a Mockingbird for class last October, the tragic Charleston church massacre was fresh on my mind.  Nine innocent people were killed because of their skin color.  I wondered, how could the word of a man ...

Call for Fall Let’s Talk About It Applications

Call for Fall Let's Talk About It Applications
Apply to host Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) series in your library this fall! LTAI is a library discussion program offered by the North Carolina Humanities Council in collaboration with the North Carolina Center for the Book to bring scholars and community members together to explore how selected books, films, or poetry illuminate various humanities ...

2015 Letters About Literature Winners Announced

This is a guest post by Molly Westmoreland, State Library Consultant for Public Library Management.   Dear Margaret Peterson Haddix, I have a bone to pick with you. I don’t like to be sad. That’s why I don’t watch sad movies or read sad stories too often. When I do indulge, at least I know ...

Let’s Talk about It!

Let's Talk about It!
The North Carolina Humanities Council is accepting applications to host a Let’s Talk About It series this fall. Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) is a library discussion series that is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council in collaboration with the North Carolina Center for the Book to bring scholars and community members together to ...

NC-Book – The Listserv for Adult Services Library Staff 2

For many years North Carolina’s public library directors and youth services staff have had access to their own listserv, a place to share ideas, voice concerns, and learn from each other.  Now adult services staff have a place of their own where they can share ideas, concerns, what worked and what didn’t in their efforts ...

2014 North Carolina Letters About Literature winners 2

2014 North Carolina Letters About Literature winners
“Dear Malala Yousafzai, When I opened your autobiography, I Am Malala, I was certain I knew what to expect. I had heard a great deal about you, how you are an activist who was shot by a member of the Taliban. I was sure the book would be sad and inspiring, and with a happy ...

New “Let’s Talk About It” Series! Muslim Journeys: American Stories

New
This post was written by Molly Westmoreland, Consultant for Public Library Management and Director of the NC Center for the Book at the State Library of NC.  There’s a new Let’s Talk About It series available through the North Carolina Humanities Council and the North Carolina Center for the Book called Muslim Journeys: American Stories, ...

The NC Center for the Book 1

The NC Center for the Book
This post was written by Molly Westmoreland, Consultant for Public Library Management and Director of the NC Center for the Book at the State Library of NC. What does the word “book” mean today? Directors of Centers for the Book nationwide took part in this discussion in early May 2013 during the annual idea sharing ...