The Kentucky Book Fair has three key goals:
>To honor the profession of writing in the form of a one-day celebration
>To provide a format for authors to meet their reading public
>To raise money through the sale of books and donate all profits to mostly school and public libraries throughout Kentucky
The Book Fair is Kentucky’s premier literary event and one of the largest and oldest of its kind in the nation. It is sponsored by The State Journal, Frankfort’s daily newspaper, and co-sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, the University Press of Kentucky and Joseph-Beth Booksellers of Lexington. It also receives corporate, institutional, foundation and aid from a variety of citizens and businesses.
The Book Fair for 12 years was held at the state library and moved in 1994 to a larger location at the Exum Building on the campus of Kentucky State University. In 2002 it moved to the Frankfort Convention Center in the heart of the capital city. The state library has hosted events that are part of
The profits are donated to mostly school and public libraries in Kentucky, which have few resources to expand collections, replace old books or fund literacy-related causes. Those contributions to date total more than $300,000.
the Book Fair and serves as its official headquarters.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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