The Montana Center for the Book is pleased to announce the 2017 Montana Center for the Book Prize recipients. The MCB Prize has been awarded to five programs across the state in recognition of their efforts to promote literacy and literature in their communities. Award-winning programs will each receive a $1,000 award and have their events promoted by Humanities Montana.
From a large volume of impressive nominations, the Center for the Book Advisory Committee selected the following recipients for the 2018 Montana Center for the Book Prize:
Aerie Big Sky and Aerie International, Missoula
Big Sky High School’s Aerie Magazine program is one of only a handful of literary magazines around the world edited solely by high school students that offers a professional publication experience.
Arts Without Boundaries, Billings
Arts Without Boundaries is a nonprofit organization that facilitates and creates opportunities for students to engage and participate in the arts. By providing students with affordable/free of charge writing, art, and music programs, they strive to reach students in communities across all social and economic boundaries.
North Valley Public Library, Stevensville
"Captain Hooked on Books," a program of North Valley Public Library, is an interactive program of reading, singing, and dancing for children ages three to five years that reinforces early literacy skills in a fun and creative way.
The In Our Words: Creative Writing Residencies on the Flathead Reservation of the Salish and Kootenai Confederated Tribes program by The Missoula Writing Collaborative brings writers to reservation schools to help students write and publish poems.
Heart Butte School District, Heart Butte
The Books for Heart Butte Kids program serves children on the Blackfeet Reservation and strives to provide books that children can call their own outside of the school library.