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December 29, 2007

Oklahoma has great authors for your reading pleasure





Well, 2007 is almost over and as we ring out the old year we also will be leaving Oklahoma’s first 100 years in the past and moving into the future.

As the state has commemorated this milestone in Oklahoma history we here at Muskogee Public Library have tried to commemorate some of the literary heritage of our state as well as to inform you of various sources of information on Oklahoma through our Books and More columns.

This is the final column in the series. It has been an interesting year for the library staff to find creative ways to provide Oklahoma themed columns for each week and for most of us it is with a sigh of relief as well as some regret to forge on to new horizons.

As I close out Muskogee Public Library’s salute to Oklahoma, I want to give you some Web sites where you can go to find resources about Oklahoma authors as well as give you an overview of some of the great Oklahoma writers we may not have covered during 2007. You can find the Web sites listed by doing a Google search for “Oklahoma authors.”

I want to start with the Oklahoma Center for the Book. The Oklahoma Center for the Book is the Oklahoma affiliate of the National Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It promotes the past, current, and future works of Oklahoma authors. It sponsors the Oklahoma Book Award program each year to give recognition to works written by Oklahomans or about Oklahoma. It also gives the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award. At the Web site you can find the Oklahoma Award books and authors, links to Oklahoma authors and writers’ organizations as well as individual Web sites. The authors listed at the Center for the Book site include both adult and children’s authors.

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