Washington County Free Library announced that it has been chosen as the Western Maryland affiliate for the Maryland Humanities Council Center for the Book Program.
The purpose of the Maryland Center for the Book is to develop and support programs that promote books, reading, libraries, Maryland writers and the state's literary heritage. With satellites at Talbot County Free Library and Washington County Free Library, the Maryland Center is one of 50 state affiliates of the Library of Congress Center for the Book.
Established in 1977, the Center for the Book draws on the resources and the prestige of the Library of Congress in its efforts to promote books, reading, libraries and literacy. The library provides a focal point for celebrating the legacy of books and the printed word.
While working closely with other organizations to advance the understanding of the vital role books, reading, libraries and literacy play in society, the Center for the Book serves as an advocate, a catalyst and a source of ideas - nationally and internationally.