North Carolina Center for the Book
Established in 1992, the North Carolina Center for the Book is a program of the State Library of North Carolina, Department of Cultural Resources, and an affiliate of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
The mission of the North Carolina Center for the Book is to foster interest in books, reading, libraries, and the literary heritage of North Carolina. We also promote the public library's role as a community cultural center.
Collaborative projects and programs of the North Carolina Center for the Book include:
- Let's Talk About It reading, viewing & discussion programs
- Book loaner program for local public library book clubs
- Letters about Literature essay contest for students
- Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series and student mentoring program
- North Carolina Literary Map
- NC Literary Hall of Fame
Learn more about the North Carolina Center for the Book and our partnerships.
Molly Westmoreland, North Carolina Center for the Book Director
NC-Book – NC public library adult services staff can collaborate and receive information from the NC Center for the Book about humanities based programming and other projects.