Pennsylvania Center for the Book

A Baker's Dozen

Every year since 2004, we've named thirteen of the best picture books to support family literacy and to create a love of books and reading with preschool children.

A Few Good Women

Advancing the Cause of Women in Government, 1969-1974 (AFGW) is a curriculum for grades 6-12 that highlights an oral history project at the Penn State University Libraries.

Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award

2015 marks the 23rd anniversary of this annual award for the best book of children's poetry published in the United States.

Letters About Literature

This nationwide writing event, cosponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, invites students to write a letter to an author -- living or dead -­ explaining how the author's book gave them wings and changed their way of viewing the world and themselves.

Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize

The Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize is presented annually to the best graphic novel, fiction or non-fiction, published in the previous calendar year by a living U.S. or Canadian citizen or resident.

Public Poetry Project

The Public Poetry Project displays poetry in public places so that it might become part of the daily lives of a greater number of people.


Activities Archive

Children's Literature Institute - Penn State
This Penn State summer course was organized by Dan Hade and co-sponsored by the College of Education.

Displays in 201B Pattee
Each semester, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book displays interesting ways to look at books.

Mother Goose Asks "Why?"
This program is a unique blend of literature and science, designed to help families of preschool children use thought-provoking picture books, activities and discussion to understand the process skills of science.

PIPS - Partners in Public Service Project
In the spring of 2001, the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State hosted an exhibition of daguerreian photography. This companion Web site is the result of a collaborative effort among the Palmer Museum, the University Libraries and Penn State Public Broadcasting.

What is Pennsylvania Reading?
Since Seattle, WA asked its residents to read the same book in the spring of 1997, the idea of a county reading and talking about the same book has flourished. Check out what PA communities are reading.

Previously cosponsored events

Penn State Libraries Center for the Book - Library of Congress