FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
[INSERT LIBRARY OR ORGANIZATION NAME] receives Next
Indiana Bookshelf set
Local organization one of 55 Hoosier groups awarded Bicentennial book sets
[INSERT CITY] (DATE, 2015)— [INSERT LIBRARY OR ORGANIZATION NAME] has been
selected to receive the Next Indiana Bookshelf, a collection of 13 titles designed to spark
conversation during the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial.
In a competitive application process, [INSERT LIBRARY OR ORGANIZATION NAME] was chosen
to receive one of 55 sets awarded in 42 counties across the Hoosier state.
The Next Indiana Bookshelf was created by Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Center for the
Book and is designed to encourage thinking and discussion about the present and future of
Indiana. The collection features 12 books including Hoosier classics like Raintree County, the
writings of Kurt Vonnegut and the poetry of Etheridge Knight, as well as contemporary books like
The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf and Invincible, Indiana.
Additionally, [INSERT LIBRARY OR ORGANIZATION NAME] will receive a poster of “The Indiana
Chant,” written for the bicentennial by South Bend, Ind.-based children’s author April Pulley Sayre.
Teachers and librarians are encouraged to use the chant for readings and performances in the
weeks and months leading up to Statehood Day on Dec. 11, 2016.
“[INSERT QUOTE FROM LIBRARY OR ORGANIZATION LEADER ABOUT WHY THEY ARE
EXCITED TO RECEIVE THE BOOKSHELF AND/OR PLANS FOR USING THE BOOKS]” said
[INSERT LEADER’S NAME AND TITLE].
To learn more about the Next Indiana Bookshelf, visit:
http://indianahumanities.org/our-programs/next-indiana-bookshelf
The Next Indiana Bookshelf is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and
Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.
About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating
programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. Learn more at
www.indianahumanities.org.
About Indiana Center for the Book
The Indiana Center for the Book is a program of the Indiana State Library and an affiliate of the
Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It promotes interest in reading, writing, literacy,
libraries, and Indiana's literary heritage by sponsoring events and serving as an information
resource at the state and local level. Learn more at http://www.in.gov/library/icb.htm.
About [INSERT LIBRARY OR ORGANIZATION NAME]
[INSERT BRIEF LIBRARY OR ORGANIZATION BIO/MISSION STATEMENT]
[INSERT WEBSITE URL]
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Contact information:
[INSERT LIBRARY OR ORGANIZATION CONTACT HERE: NAME, TITLE]
[PHONE NUMBER]
[EMAIL ADDRESS]
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