Connecticut Humanities, the state affiliate of the national Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, announces the launch of a new website for the Connecticut Center for the Book. The website, which aggregates information about and promotes the literary arts in Connecticut, goes “live” on June 1.
The website’s launch was announced today at the annual Tassy Walden Awards ceremony, a competitive awards event sponsored by the Shoreline Arts Alliance to recognize new voices in children’s literature.
“There’s a lot of information about literature, libraries and authors that already exists online, but it’s not all in one place,” said Lisa Comstock, manager of the Connecticut Center for the Book. “This website brings much of that content together, and serves as a one-stop directory for the institutions, programs and organizations that provide access to these resources in Connecticut.”
The website is designed to evolve over time, based on users’ needs. Future content may include tips for book clubs, podcasts featuring Connecticut authors, and a map of the state featuring significant literary places.
The Connecticut Center for the Book will continue to administer Connecticut Humanities’ programs such as Poetry Out Loud and Book Voyagers. The center also administers special projects, such as The Great Connecticut Caper, a serialized, online storybook published in 2015 that was written for middle school students by 12 Connecticut authors, and illustrated by 12 state artists.
For more information, visit ctcenterforthebook.org/.