Since 1977 the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress has endeavored to stimulate broad public interest in reading, books and libraries. The center works closely with other organizations as an advocate, a catalyst, and a source of ideas on behalf of books and reading.
The center helps create projects and organizes regular events to help promote its goals. Its current national reading theme--Telling America's Stories--emphasizes how stories connect people to books and libraries. The Letters About Literature project invites students to write a letter to an author -- living or dead -- explaining how that author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world.
Working in cooperation with the Library of Congress's Center for the Book, forty-one states and the District of Columbia operate state affiliate centers. Find out what your state is doing, or learn about the guidelines for estasblishing a state affiliate program.