In just a little over six months — on January 29th 2011 — Kansas will celebrate its 150th anniversary as a state. Throughout the coming Kansas Sesquicentennial Year there will be events and celebrations commemorating this milestone all across the state.
As a part of these celebrations, the State Library of Kansas plans to compile a listing of the 150 Best Kansas Books – books with Kansas themes, Kansas settings, Kansas authors, or other significant links to Kansas heritage and culture.
You can be a part of this project, by nominating your favorite Kansas-oriented book or Kansas-related author. The Haysville Community Library has a Kansas 150 ballot box. You’ll find it on your immediate left as you enter the doors from the foyer into the main library, along with ballot forms, each including a brief description of how you can participate.
Just be sure to drop by the library between now and the end of October to submit your nomination. We’ll mail all submitted nominations to the State Library. It’s that easy.
Alternatively, you can submit your own nomination(s) directly to the State Library, either by mail using the Kansas 150 Book Nomination Form, or by email using the Online Book Nomination Form.
The winning 150 will be announced on Kansas Day, January 29th, 2011.
For a bit more information about the Kansas 150 Book List, see this State Library of Kansas Press Release.
To learn more about the sesquicentennial celebrations for Kansas 150, see the State’s official Kansas 150 website.
For an excellent blog on all things Kansas, see the State Library of Kansas Kansas 150 SLK blog.