Dedicate a Literary Landmark to celebrate the Pulitzer Prize Centennial

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/19/2016

Contact:

Jillian Wentworth

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries

jwentworth@ala.org

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -  As part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial celebration, United for Libraries, in partnership with Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), will dedicate a Literary Landmark for Marquis James (1891-1955), two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biographies of notable Americans.

Karen Neurohr, FOLIO coordinator of Oklahoma’s Literary Landmarks dedications, is issuing a friendly challenge to four other organizations in the United States to join Oklahoma in dedicating a Literary Landmark honoring a Pulitzer Prize winner in 2016 -- the Centennial Year of the Pulitzer Prize.

The Literary Landmark program is administered by United for Libraries. More than 150 Literary Landmarks across the United States have been dedicated since the program began in 1986. Any library or group may apply for a Literary Landmark through United for Libraries. For more information, visit www.ala.org/united/products_services/literarylandmarks.

To apply to dedicate a Literary Landmark to a Pulitzer Prize winner in 2016, contact United for Libraries by Aug. 15 at jwentworth@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161. For more information about the Pulitzer Prize Centennial, visit www.pulitzer.org/centennial.

The Literary Landmark dedication for Marquis James will be Saturday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m. at the Enid Public Library in Enid, Okla. The partners to date include FOLIO, Friends of Enid Public Library, the Cromwell Family, Enid Chamber of Commerce, Visit Enid, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Family of Marquis James, Friends of Oklahoma Center for the Book, and the Oklahoma State University Library.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library trustees, advocates, friends and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit www.ala.org/united or contact Jillian Wentworth at (312) 280-2161 or jwentworth@ala.org.