Meet our 2023 WSBA Judges!

Meet our 2023 WSBA Judges!

Meet our 2023 Washington State Book Award (WSBA) Judges! We are thrilled to introduce our wonderful panel of 2023 Washington State Book award judges who are currently deep into reading and reviewing hundreds of books (published in 2022) from authors across the state. Our judging panels are made up of academic, public, school, and Tribal librarians, booksellers, and authors. We…

Indigenous Voices: An Evening of Poetry & Conversation

Indigenous Voices: An Evening of Poetry & Conversation

Join us on January 17 at the Evergreen s’gʷi gʷi ʔ altxʷ: House of Welcome for an evening of poetry and conversation with four Indigenous Washington poets. Laura Da’ (Eastern Shawnee), Rena Priest (Lummi, current Washington State Poet Laureate), Cedar Sigo (Suquamish), and Arianne True (Choctaw, Chickasaw) will read selections from their work and speak about poetry and the world…

#WaAuthors in The Library of Congress PALABRA Archive: A Celebration!

#WaAuthors in The Library of Congress PALABRA Archive: A Celebration!

#WaAuthors in The Library of Congress PALABRA Archive: A Celebration! The Washington Center for the Book (WCB), an affiliate of The Library of Congress (LC) Center for the Book administered by Washington State Library (WSL), is thrilled to announce the addition of five incredible Washington voices into The Library of Congress PALABRA archive. The PALABRA Archive is a collection of…

2022 Washington State Book Award Winners Announced!

2022 Washington State Book Award Winners Announced!

2022 WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY THE WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AND THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY The Washington Center for the Book and The Seattle Public Library have selected winners in eight categories for the 2022 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2021. This is the 56th year of the…

2022 Washington State Book Award Finalists Announced!

2022 Washington State Book Award Finalists Announced!

The Washington Center for the Book (an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book administered by Washington State Library) and The Seattle Public Library have selected 39 finalists in eight categories for the 2022 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2021. This is the 56th year of the program, formerly…

2022 Summer Book Bingo – for adults!

2022 Summer Book Bingo – for adults!

Are your adult patrons feeling nostalgic for the days when they participated in summer reading programs? Here’s a way to give them a version made just for grown ups: Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo 2022! Below are Book Bingo cards — in English and Spanish — for your library, patrons, and community. (The images at the bottom of this post…

Bring the National Book Festival to Your Library!

Bring the National Book Festival to Your Library!

Let’s make the National Book Festival truly national! The Library of Congress invites you to designate a special space in your library to show the live-streaming sessions from the National Book Festival. The final schedule will be announced soon and will be available at: loc.gov/nbf. #NatBookFest 2022 National Book Festival National Partnership Event Registration Form

WA Do I Read Next?

WA Do I Read Next?

At the recent Washington Library Association Conference in Bellevue, we had the pleasure of talking about some brilliant recent titles by Washington state authors. Our panel consisted of Washington Center for the Book co-managers Linda Johns (The Seattle Public Library) and Sara Peté (Washington State Library) together with three of our delightful current and/or past Washington State Book Award Judges:…