National Reading Promotion Partners Exchange Ideas

May 2003
Library of Congress Information Bulletin;May2003, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p118
This article focuses on the Center for the Book's annual reading promotion partners' idea exchange on March 13, 2003. In addition to sharing information about their reading and literacy promotion projects, the partners discussed their participation in the Let's Read America Pavilion I at the 2002 National Book Festival. Center for the Book Director John Y. Cole provided a briefing about plans for the pavilion at the 2003 Festival. Cole also encouraged organizations to develop partnerships among themselves, citing examples of such cooperative programs as Strengthening Communities Through the Art of Poetry, a joint effort of two partners, the Favorite Poem Project and KIDSNET. The national reading promotion partners' program started in 1997 with the center's The Year of the Young Reader national reading promotion campaign. In 1994, the first idea exchange focused on ideas to promote Books Changes Lives, the 1993-1994 campaign. The Center for the Book cooperates with its partners in a variety of ways, usually through joint projects or by sharing reading and literacy promotion themes and publicity. Directory information about the center's national reading promotion partners and their activities is available through the center's Web site, www.loc.gov/cfbook.


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