January 12, 1996 Center for the Book and Everybody Wins Foundation Form Reading Promotion Partnership

Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

On January 3, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced that the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress has joined with the Everybody Wins Foundation Inc. in a new national reading promotion partnership.

"The Everybody Wins project focuses on one-to-one reading aloud relationships between adults and young children," said Dr. Billington. "A proven success in New York City and in Washington D.C., Everybody Wins has tremendous potential."

"Pilot Everybody Wins Projects in Vermont and Minnesota will begin our cooperative efforts," said Center for the Book director John Y. Cole. "We hope additional state centers for the book will become participants later in 1996." The Center for the Book also will support the Everybody Wins Project in Washington, and sponsor an Everybody Wins event at the Library of Congress in autumn 1996.

Founded in 1991 by Aurthur Tannenbaum, Everybody Wins is a privately funded, non-profit organization devoted to promoting children's literacy and increasing their prospects for success. For information, write or call the Everybody Wins Foundation, 165 East 56th Street, New York, New York10022, (212) 832-3180; or Joanie Chase, Everybody Wins DC, 13605 Sir Thomas Way, #44, Silver Spring, MD 20904, (301) 890-0646.

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 projects and those of its 30 affiliated state centers, write or call the Center for the Book, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540-4920, (202) 707-5221.


PR 96-004
ISSN 0731-3527