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The Center for the Book Needs You!

Do you enjoy reading? Then the Center for the Book is for you.

Since 2010, the New York Library Association has been the official home for the Empire State Center for the Book. We have hosted two statewide Book Festivals, established the New York Writers Hall of Fame, sponsored the Letters About LIterature program for school children and have worked to promote books and reading throughout New York State.

The Library of Congress designation as a Center for the Book comes with no financial support for these activities.

The Center for the Book relies on grants, sponsorships and the contributions of individuals who share the ideals and support the mission of the Center to promote literature, literacy and libraries.

Your support is vital!

Here's how you can help the Empire State Center for the Book


1. DONATE - Make a donation here on this website. Or you can mail your donation to NYLA, 6021 State Farm Road, Guilderland, NY 12084.
2. SHARE - Mention empirestatebook.causevox.com on the Web and on Twitter to help spread the word.
3. CREATE A FUNDRAISING PAGE - Start one for yourself, your school, company, church, club, team or organization!
4. BECOME A CENTER FOR THE BOOK CORPORATE SPONSOR - Email info@newyorkcenterforthebook.org or marketing@nyla.org for corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
Bertha Rogers $25.00
Muriel F. $100.00
Rocco Staino $200.00
Elaine and $25.00
Marilyn Marilyn $100.00
Sue Kornacki $200.00
Bea Angus $5.00 I have loved the Book Fest!
John Coy $100.00 What great work, Rocco! Happy to support you and the cause! All the best - go for it! John and Raymond
John Coy $100.00 Rocco - here's to you - so committed to a great cause. Glad to help!
Carolyn Giambra $100.00
LRJT+DRT $65.00 $300 left! :)
M Daly $50.00
Ellen $50.00
Jill Berkowicz $25.00 Who could say "No" to Rocco?
Bertha Rogers $35.00 Great, great idea!
Anonymous Donor $100.00
R. McGrann $50.00 For a good cause (and a great friend)...who can refuse?
H $100.00 Good Work Roc
Thomas F. $50.00
Ellen Horan $50.00
Bollerman Family $100.00
Cathy Hoey $25.00
Maxine Kamin $20.00
Rebekkah Smith $50.00
Harold Augenbraum $100.00
Mary Redmond $25.00
Kevin Shaughnessy $25.00
Starry Story $100.00
Mary Anne $50.00
Linda Glassman $25.00
John J $25.00
Ann M $100.00
Barbara Shoup $50.00
Kay Brown $25.00
Beatrice Angus $100.00
Robert L $500.00
Evelyn Awad $25.00
Alice A $50.00
Cordo and $500.00
Rocco Staino $100.00 I hope all of my friends will support this project!
Empire State Center for the Book