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  1. Sixty-two Titles Entered into Best Books of Indiana Competition

  2. IHB Hosts Poetry Event in August
  3. Librarians Invited to Tea with Mystery Writers

More Library News:

Anderson Herald Bulletin
Editorial: Library funding nearing dire straits
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Libraries gear up to fight proposed state budget cuts
Evansville Courier Press

EVPL hires Mangold, Qualls
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Consultant helps contractors go green
Gary Post-Tribune

Parade, festival entertain hundreds in E. Chicago
Greene County Daily World

Linton Public Library programs off to good start
Indianapolis Star

Life-size Monopoly a big hit at Brownsburg library
Lafayette Journal & Courier

Summer reading programs help kids explore books
Library Technology Guide

Huntingburg P.L. Becomes 28th Evergreen IN Library
Vincennes Sun-Commercial

Public library plans 'really busy weekend'

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Sixty-Two Titles Entered into Best Books of Indiana

Best Books of Indiana CompetitionThe 2009 Best Books of Indiana Competition is well under way with judging to be completed by the end of July. A record-tying 62 books were entered into this year's contest.  Finalists' for the fifth-annual competition will be announced on July 31 and invited to a ceremony on August 29 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis.

Three books of each entered title have been added to the Indiana State Library’s collections. Two copies circulate to patrons and are available to any public, school, and academic library in Indiana via interlibrary loan. The third copy does not circulate and will remain in the State Library’s collections indefinitely.

Visit the Indiana Center for the Book’s website for competition updates, and a complete listing of this year’s entries by category.

IHB Hosts Poetry Event in August

Indiana Poets: Words on WingsJoin Norbert Krapf, Joyce Brinkman, David Shumate, and several other award-winning poets at the first-annual Indiana Poets: Words on Wings event. Nine poets will be at the Indiana State Library on August 29, 2009 from Noon to 3:30 (EDT) to read from their works and sign copies of their recent books, which will be on sale in the Indiana Historical Bureau's Bookshop.

Visit for more information on this event.

Librarians Invited to Tea with Mystery Authors

Bouchercon 2009: IndianapolisSisters in Crime and Bouchercon 2009 invite Indiana librarians to join us for "SinC into a Great Mystery," tea and conversation with your favorite mystery writers. They will be talking about what they're reading and writing, and why they love librarians. Among the authors attending the tea are Donna Andrews, Charlaine Harris, Carolyn Hart, Nancy Martin, Sara Paretsky, Nancy Pickard, S.J. Rozan, and many more. The tea will take place in the newly restored L.S. Ayres Tea Room at 30 S. Meridian Street.

This event is free for librarians who are registered for Bouchercon 2009, the 40th Annual World Mystery Convention in Indianapolis, October 15-18, 2009. But there's a limit of 120 guests, and spaces are going fast. Librarians who are interested in being a part of this special event need to register today.

Visit the "SinC into a Great Mystery" webpage for more information about the tea and about registration procedures.