Maine Humanities Council

Where a Good Book is Just the Beginning:
The Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book

The Library of Congress Center for the Book was established in 1977 to promote books, reading, libraries, and literacy.

In 1997 the Maine Humanities Council established the Maine Center for the Book as a state affiliate, one of a small number of state humanities councils to be awarded this honor. Renamed the Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book in 2003, the Center is the programming arm of the Council. One of its programs, Letters About Literature, is directly linked to the national center. Others, such as New Books, New Readers, are locally produced efforts drawing support from a variety of funders.