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Brian & Darlene Heidtke

The State Center for the Book Trust Fund

A fund to support the development around the nation of state centers for the book affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

The Center for the Book was established by law in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries. The center is a national catalyst and source of ideas for projects that promote these goals. It reaches into every region of the country through a network of 36 affiliated state centers for the book and more than 50 national educational and civic organizations. A partnership between the Library of Congress and the private sector, the Center for the Book depends on donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support its projects and publications.

The State Center for the Book Trust Fund enables the Library to strengthen its existing network of state center affiliates and to support efforts to create new state centers. The director of the Center for the Book can use the fund for several different purposes, including matching gift programs that encourage donations to the state centers; developmental work with potential state centers; seed money for selected state center projects; and support for state center representatives to attend the annual state center “idea exchange day” at the Library of Congress.








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