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Affiliate Centers for the Book

Starting in 1984, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress began to establish Affiliate Centers, starting with the 50 states. Today, there is an Affiliate Center for the Book in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Northern Marianas.

Members of the Center for the Book Affiliates network carry out the national Center’s mission nationwide, sponsor programs that highlight their area’s local literary heritage and call attention to the importance of books, reading, libraries and literacy.

The 56 Affiliated Centers for the Book are grouped into six regions, with each region having a representative to the Center for the Book Advisory Board. The six regions are:

  • Western I (light yellow): Alaska, American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Northern Marianas, Oregon, Washington
  • Western II (dark yellow): Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
  • Central I (light green): Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska
  • Central II (dark green): Alabama, Kansas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee
  • Eastern I (light blue): Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Eastern II (dark blue): District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia

State Affiliates


Alabama Center for the Book
University of Alabama
P.O. Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0266
205-348-5543 external link


Alaska Center for the Book
PO Box 242074
Anchorage, Alaska 99524 external link

American Samoa

American Samoa Humanities Council


Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records
Arizona Center for the Book
1700 W. Washington St., B-002
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-6200 external link


Arkansas Center for the Book
Arkansas State Library
900 West Capitol Avenue
Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201-3801


California Center for the Book
914 Capitol Mall,
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-323-9843 external link


Colorado Center for the Book
Colorado Humanities
7935 E, Prentice Ave., Suite 450
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-894-7951, ext. 15 external link


Connecticut Center for the Book
Connecticut Humanities Council
37 Broad Street
Middletown, CT 06457
860.685-7597 external link


Delaware Center for the Book
Delaware Division of Libraries (SLC D575B)
121 Duke of York St.
Dover, DE 19901-3638
302-257-3011 external link

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Center for the Book
District of Columbia Public Library
901 G St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 741-5986 external link


Florida Center for the Book
Florida Humanities
599 Second St. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-873-2001 external link


Georgia Center for the Book
DeKalb County Public Library
215 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030
404-370-3070 external link


Guam Humanities
222 Chalan Santo Papa
Reflection Center Suite 106
Hagata, GU 96910
671-472-4460 external link


Hawaii Center for the Book
Hawaii State Library
478 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-3555 external link


Idaho Center for the Book
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725
208-426-1674 external link


Illinois Center for the Book
Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 South Second St.
Springfield, IL 62701-1796
217-782-6062 external link


Indiana Center for the Book
Indiana State Library
140 North Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2296


A new home for the Iowa Center for the Book is currently being established. Check back later to learn about the new Iowa Center.


Kansas Center for the Book
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Ave., Room 312-N
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-1318 external link


Kentucky Center for the Book
Kentucky Humanities
206 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington, KY 40508


Louisiana Center for the Book
State Library of Louisiana
701 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-342-9714 external link


Maine Center for the Book
Maine Humanities Council
674 Brighton Ave.
Portland, ME 04102
207-773-5051 external link


Maryland Center for the Book
108 West Centre St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-4565
410-685-0095 external link


Massachusetts Center for the Book
17 New South St.
Suite 302
Northampton, MA 01060
413.341.3143 external link


Michigan Center for the Book
Library of Michigan
P.O. Box 30007
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48913


Minnesota Center for the Book
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library/Minnesota Book Awards
1080 Montreal Ave., Suite 2
St. Paul, MN 55116
651-222-1988 external link


Mississippi Center for the Book
Mississippi Library Commission
3881 Eastwood Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211
601-432-4478 external link


Missouri Center for the Book
Missouri Humanities
105 North Main St
Suite 108
St. Charles, MO 63301
314-781-9660 external link


Montana Center for the Book
Humanities Montana
311 Brantly Hall
Missoula, MT 59812-7848
406-243-6022; 800-624-6001 (toll free in Montana)
406-243-4836 external link


Nebraska Center for the Book
Nebraska Library Commission
1200 N St., Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508


Nevada Center for the Book
Nevada Humanities
1670-200 North Virginia St.
P.O. Box 8030
Reno, NV 89701
775-784-6587 external link

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Center for the Book
New Hampshire State Library
Concord, NH 03301 external link

New Jersey

New Jersey Center for the Book
SCILS, Rutgers University
4 Huntington St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071
732-842-3046 external link

New Mexico

New Mexico Center for the Book
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-476-9717 external link

New York

New York Center for the Book
New York Library Association
6021 State Farm Road
Guilderland, New York 12084
800-252-6952 ext.101 external link

North Carolina

North Carolina Center for the Book
North Carolina Humanities
320 East 9th St., Suite 414
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-687-1520 external link

North Dakota

North Dakota Center for the Book
North Dakota State Library
604 East Boulevard Ave,
Bismarck, ND 58505
701-328-4744 external link

Northen Marianas

Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
CNMI Center for the Book
PO Box 501092-CK
Saipan, MP 96950


Ohio Center for the Book
Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Ave., NE
Cleveland, OH 44114-1271
216-623-2881 external link


Oklahoma Center for the Book
Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries
200 NE 18th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3298
405-522-3383 external link


Oregon Center for the Book
Oregon State Library Bldg.
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301


Pennsylvania Center for the Book
The Pennsylvania State University
502 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1812
814-863-5521 external link

Puerto Rico

Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades
Cuartel de Ballaja, 3rd Fl
San Juan, PR 00902
787-721-2087 external link

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Center for the Book
Pell Center
100 Ochre Point Ave.
Newport, RI 02840
401-374-0664 external link external link

South Carolina

South Carolina Center for the Book
South Carolina State Library
1500 Senate St.
Columbia, SC 29211
Contact Us - external link

South Dakota

South Dakota Center for the Book
1215 Trail Ridge Rd., Suite A
Brookings, SD 57006
605-688-5715 external link


Tennessee Center for the Book
Humanities Tennessee
807 Main St., Suite B
Nashville, TN 37206
615-770-0006, ext. 8019 external link


Texas Center for the Book
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
1201 Brazos St./Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12927
Austin, TX 78701
512-936-2505 external link

U.S. Virgin Islands

P.O. 380
St. Thomas, USVI 00804


Utah Center for the Book
Utah Humanites Council
202 W. 300 N.
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
801-359-9670 external link


Vermont Center for the Book
Vermont Humanities
11 Loomis St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
802-262-2626 external link


Virginia Center for the Book
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
946 Grady Ave., Suite 100
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-924-3296 external link


Washington Center for the Book
Washington State Library
6880 Capitol Blvd. SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
360-570-5576 external link

West Virginia

West Virginia Center for the Book
West Virginia Library Commission
Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305
304-558-1612 external link


Wisconsin Center for the Book
P.O. Box 413
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
217-979-1951 external link


Wyoming Center for the Book
Wyoming Humanities
1315 E. Lewis St.
Laramie, WY 82072
307-660-0729 external link