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March 29, 2022  |   The NCB News - Young Nebraskans Win Writing Competition, Nebraska student’s competed for the twenty-third year in the annual Letters About Literature competition. They wrote to tell an author how books can make a difference in a young person's life... Read more...

January 10, 2022  |   The NCB News - The Bones of Paradise Proclaimed the 2022 One Book One Nebraska, On Jan. 10, 2022, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation honoring 2022 One Book One Nebraska: The Bones of Paradise: A Novel (William Morrow, 2016) by Jonis Agee... Read more...

November 15, 2021  |   The NCB News - Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors, Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Nebraska Letters About Literature (LAL) contest, a state reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre-fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic-explaining how that authors work changed the student's view of the world... Read more...

October 25, 2021  |   The NCB News - Bones of Paradise Chosen as 2022 One Book One Nebraska, People across Nebraska are encouraged to read the work of a Nebraskan -and then talk about it with their friends and neighbors. The Bones of Paradise: A Novel (William Morrow, 2016) by Jonis Agee is the 2022 One Book One Nebraska selection... Read more...

October 6, 2021  |   The NCB News - Shortlist for 2022 One Book One Nebraska, What book will all Nebraskans be encouraged to read in 2022? We will all find out on October 23rd... Read more...

September 15, 2021  |   The NCB News - Celebrate Nebraska's 2021 Book Award Winners, Celebrate Nebraska's 2021 Book Award winners with author readings and an awards presentation ceremony at the Nebraska Center for the Book's Celebration of Nebraska Books. Held at the Nebraska History Museum on October 23rd, winners of the 2021 Nebraska Book Awards will be honored and the celebratino will include readings by some of the winning authors, designers and illustrators of books with a Nebraska connection published in 2020... Read more...

September 3, 2021  |   The NCB News - Your Bridge to History by Portia and Preston Love, Jr. to Represent Nebraska at National Book Festival, A children's picture book that encourages children to know their history will represent Nebraska at the 2021 National Book Festival... Read more...

May 4, 2021  |   The NCB News - Young Nebraskans Win Writing Competition, Nebraska students competed for the twenty-second year in the annual Letters About Literature competition. They wrote to tell an author about how books can make a difference in a young person's life... Read more...

March 17, 2021  |   The NCB News - 2021 Nebraska Book Award Submissions Sought, Celebrate Nebraska's rich literary tradition with the Nebraska Book Awards. The Nebraska Book Awards program, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Boo (NCB), recognizes and honors books that are written by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers, set in Nebraska, or concerning Nebraska... Read more...

November 3, 2020  |   The NCB News - Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors, Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Nebraska Letters About Literature (LAL) contest, a state reading and writing promotion program... Read more...

October 23, 2020  |   The NCB News - Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II Chosen as 2021 One Book One Nebraska, People across Nebraska are encouraged to read the work of a Nebraskan -and then talk about it with their friends and neighbors... Read more...

October 19, 2020  |   The NCB News - Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Celebration of Nebraska Books!, Our Nebraska State Poet, Matt Mason, opens our online event and will be introducing all of our speakers and award winners... Read more...

September 30, 2020  |   The NCB News - Shorlist for 2021 One Book One Nebraska Announced, What book will all Nebraskans be encouraged to read in 2021? We will all find out on October 23rd... Read more...

September 23, 2020  |   The NCB News - Celebrate Nebraska's 2020 Book Award Winners at Week Long Virtual Celebration, Celebrate Nebraska's 20202 Book Award winners with author readings and an awards presentaion ceremony at the Nebraska Center for the Book's week long virtual Celebration of Nebraska Books starting on October 19th... Read more...

March 2, 2020  |   The NCB News - Submissions for the 2020 Nebraska Book Awards Sought, Celebrate Nebraska's rich literary tradition with the Nebraska Book Awards... Read more...

January 13, 2020  |   Nebraska Library Commission - Governor Ricketts Proclaims 2020 One Book One Nebraska: All the Gallant Men, On Jan. 13, 2020 Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation honoring 2020 One Book One Nebraska: All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor (William Morrow, 2016) by Donald Stratton with Ken Gire... Read more...

November 25, 2019  |   Nebraska Library Commission - Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors, Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Nebraska Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a state reading and writing program... Read more...

November 12, 2019  |   Nebraska Library Commision - All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor Chosen as 2020 One Book One Nebraska, People across Nebraska are encouraged to read the work of a Nebraskan—and then talk about it with their friends and neighbors... Read more...

October 22, 2019  |   Nebraska Library Commission - Shortlist for 2020 One Book One Nebraska Announced, What book will all Nebraskans be encouraged to read in 2020? We will all find out on November 9th... Read more...

September 19, 2019  |   Nebraska Library Commission - Celebrate Nebraska's 2019 Book Award Winners at November 9th Celebration, Celebrate Nebraska's 2019 Book Award winners with author readings and an awards presentation ceremony at the Nebraska Center for the Book's Celebration of Nebraska Books on November 9th at the History Nebraska's Nebraska History Museum... Read more...

April 10, 2019  |   Nebraska Library Commission - Young Nebraskans Win Writing Competition, Nebraska students competed for the twentieth year in the annual Letters About Literature competition. They wrote to tell an author about how books can make a difference in a young person's life... Read more...

October 29, 2018  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm Chosen as 2019 One Book One Nebraska, People across Nebraska are encouraged to read the work of a fourth-generation Nebraskan—and then talk about it with their friends and neighbors... Read more...

October 10, 2018  |   Nebraska Library Commission - Celebrate Nebraska's 2018 Book Award Winners at December 1st Celebration, Celebrate Nebraska's 2018 Book Award winners with author readings and an awards presentation ceremony at the Nebraska Center for the Book's Celebration of Nebraska Books on December 1 at the History Nebraska's Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North, in downtown Licnoln... Read more...

May 24, 2018  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Choose Your Days by Paula Wallace to Represent Nebraska at National Book Festival, A children’s picture book that encourages us all to remember that we hold the key to our days will represent Nebraska at the 2018 National Book Festival. The Nebraska Center for the Book selected Choose Your Days by Paula Wallace (Cinco Puntos Press, 2016) as the state’s selection for the National Book Festival’s “Discover Great Places through Reading” brochure and map... Read more...

May 15, 2018  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Librarians and Teachers to Host Letter Writing Clinics, What could motivate Nebraska young people to write letters? A great story and the opportunity to tell an author about how a book made a difference in their own life can provide just the right encouragement. Teachers and librarians in Nebraska were recently awarded grants to host pilot Letter Writing Clinics for students in their area... Read more...

April 2, 2018  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Young Nebraskans Win Writing Competition, Do young people still write letters? They do if they want to tell an author about how books can make a difference in a young person’s life... Read more...

January 25, 2018  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Governor Ricketts Proclaims 2018 One Book One Nebraska: Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry, On Jan. 22, 2018 Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation honoring 2018 One Book One Nebraska: Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry (The Backwaters Press, 2007) edited by Greg Kosmicki and Mary K. Stillwell. Stillwell presented the governor with a copy of the book... Read more...

October 23, 2017  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry Chosen as 2018 One Book One Nebraska, People across Nebraska are encouraged to read the work of Nebraska poets in 2018—and then talk about the poems with their friends and neighbors... Read more...

October 11, 2017  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Nebraska’s Champions of Literature and Literacy Honored, The Nebraska Center for the Book will present the 2017 Jane Geske Award to American Life in Poetry and Ted Kooser at the October 21 Celebration of Nebraska Books in downtown Lincoln... Read more...

September 28, 2017  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Finalists for 2018 One Book One Nebraska Announced, What book will all Nebraskans be encouraged to read in 2018? We will all find out on October 21. Two poetry collections, one memoir, and two novels—all stories with ties to Nebraska and the Great Plains—are the finalists for the 2018 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program... Read more...

September 19, 2017  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Celebrate Nebraska’s 2017 Book Award Winners at October 21 Celebration, Celebrate Nebraska’s 2017 Book Award winners with author readings and an awards presentation ceremony at the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Celebration of Nebraska Books on October 21,... Read more...

September 13, 2017  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors, Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre-fiction or nonfiction,... Read more...

May 24, 2017  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon to Represent Nebraska at National Book Festival, The Nebraska Center for the Book selected This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon by Nancy Plain (University of Nebraska Press, 2015) to represent Nebraska at the 2017 National Book Festival... Read more...

May 5, 2017  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — 2018 One Book One Nebraska Book Nominations Sought, What book would you suggest that all Nebraskans read next year? Nebraska readers are invited to make recommendations for the 2018 One Book One Nebraska book selection... Read more...

May 2, 2017  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Librarians and Teachers to Host Letter Writing Clinics, What could motivate Nebraska young people to write letters? A great story and the opportunity to tell an author about how a book made a difference in their own life can provide just the right encouragement. Teachers and librarians across Nebraska were recently awarded grants to host pilot Letter Writing Clinics... Read more...

April 5, 2017  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Young Nebraskans Win Writing Competition, Do young people still write letters? They do if they want to tell an author about how books can make a difference in a young person’s life. Young Nebraska writers who wrote winning letters in the Letters About Literature competition will receive award certificates from Gov. Pete Ricketts on April 12, 2017 at a proclamation-signing ceremony celebrating National Library Week... Read more...

January 11, 2017  |  Nebraska Library Commission  — Governor Ricketts Proclaims 2017 One Book One Nebraska: Black Elk Speaks, On Jan. 9, 2017 Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation honoring 2017 One Book One Nebraska: Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt. In this year people across Nebraska are encouraged to read this novel... Read more...


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