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Monday, September 22, 2014

Kentucky Book Fair Grants Announced


Eight grants were announced Thursday to public and school libraries across the Commonwealth from proceeds of the annual Kentucky Book Fair.

Since the KBF’s inception in 1981, more than $365,000 has been awarded to school and public libraries. Each year about 4,000 people attend the event, which attracts nearly 150 authors who autograph and sell copies of their latest books, resulting in approximately $140,000 in gross sales.

Eight libraries were approved for grants totaling $7,500:
Green Hills Elementary School (Harlan County) received a grant for $1,000 to replace old, worn out paperbacks with new fiction books for grades four to eight.

J.B. Atkinson Academy School Library (Jefferson County) was funded $1,000 to purchase science, social studies and arts and humanities books aligned with common core standards.

Kentucky School for the Blind (Jefferson County) was given $750.00 to expand the non-fiction collection for special needs students.

McLean County Public Library was given $1,000 to buy new story books for children ages two to seven.

Owsley County Junior/Senior High School Library was awarded $1,000 to purchase high interest career books suitable for the middle grades.

Paducah Tilghman High School (McCracken County) was awarded $750.00 to grow their urban/street fiction collection for teens.

Rocky J. Adkins Public Library (Elliott County) received $1,000 to update the children’s and adult non-fiction sections.  

Seneca High School (Jefferson County) accepted $1,000 to enhance the language collection to meet the needs of a diverse student body from 42 countries.

Kentucky Book Fair Inc., a nonprofit organization, was founded to coordinate the event, with proceeds supporting Kentucky’s libraries. The 33nd annual KBF is Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., at the Frankfort Convention Center.   A Children’s Day is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14.  On Friday, librarians may purchase books for their collection development at reduced prices.

Judith Gibbons,
    Kentucky Book Fair Grants Chair

Shelby Ann Ford and Ed Ford




Shelby Ann Ford  and Ed Ford will attend the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair and sign copies of their title, Shelby And The Deer.


Kimberly D. Woods





Kimberly D. Woods will attend the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair and sign copies of her title, The Alcovian Chronicles: Dark Angel.



Ed Lawrence




Ed Lawrence will attend the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair and sign copies of his latest book, Kentucky 120.


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cynthia Parrish Albright




Cynthia Parrish Albright will attend the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair and sign copies her children's book, A Language Of Love For Little Ones.

Gwyn Hyman Rubio



Gwyn Hyman Rubio will attend the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair and sign copies of her title, Love & Ordinary Creatures.


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Wendell Berry

 



Wendell Berry will attend the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair and sign copies of his latest title, Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder.



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Courtesy of Guy Mendes

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Marie Mitchell





Marie Mitchell will attend the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair and sign copies of her title, Prince Of Peace: Zuma's Story.


Kentucky Book Fair 2014 Grants Awarded



Judith Gibbons, Kentucky Book Fair Grants Chair (center) gives Aimee Newberry, director of McLean County Public library a $1,000 check from the proceeds of the 2013 Fair. Angela Smith, McLean County Public Library Outreach Coordinator is also pictured.

James Markert




James Markert will attend the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair and sign copies of his latest title, A White Wind Blew.


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