The Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of Kansas, welcomes libraries, Kansas Center for the Book - Affiliate booksellers, publishers, organizations and other groups involved in literacy, reading promotion and literary efforts in Kansas as Affiliates of the Center. Our goal is to foster more literary activity throughout the state and to increase the awareness of these activities.
The State Library of Kansas offers Affiliates increased publicity for their activities and programming. The Affiliates have the connection to the State Library and the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress through participation as an Affiliate and a seat on the Kansas Center for the Book Board. Affiliates network with other affiliates for programming ideas, funding and statewide projects.
Statewide projects include but are not limited to the national Letters About Literature project, participation in the Pavilion of the States at the National Book Festival, the Kansas Book Festival, the Kansas Notable Books List project, and the Kansas Authors Database on located on this website. The State Library of Kansas handles the administrative functions of the Kansas Center for the Book.
Affiliates will offer a minimum level of programming in their area, participate as a member of the Kansas Center for the Book Board, pay an annual fee and provide information to the Center administrator to facilitate administrative functions. Affiliate representatives will be on the Board, and Affiliates are autonomous in their local programming. Groups that joined the Kansas Center for the Book in the inaugural year of 2005 are acknowledged as charter members.
Since 2005, many individuals have become Fellows of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of Kansas. These Fellows include authors, librarians, educators, booksellers, and others involved in literacy, reading promotion, and literary efforts in Kansas. Many have helped foster more literary activity throughout the state and to increase awareness of these activities.
As a Fellow, you will have connections with the State Library and the Kansas Center for the Book, new outlets for promoting or marketing books, access to and opportunities to contribute to the KCFB website at www.kcfb.info, participate in the annual Kansas Notable Book List, be included on the online Kansas Authors Database, be a guest or attend the Kansas Authors Dinner and the Kansas Book Festival. Fellows have volunteered as judges for the Letters About Literature youth reading and writing initiative, been members of various project committees, had programming opportunities, and made important suggestions and contributions to existing and new KCFB projects.
Become an Affiliate or Fellow