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Reeves Library Receives Isaac Bashevis Singer Centennial Grant

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – Moravian College’s Reeves Library is one of 60 libraries nationwide to receive an Isaac Bashevis Singer Centennial Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. The grant of $450 will be used to develop programs about Isaac Bashevis Singer that are free and open to the public. Reeves Library will also receive the three-volume hardcover collection Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories which will be published by The Library of America in July 2004.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) became the seventh American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978. The Singer Centennial, whose theme is Becoming an American Writer: The Life and Works of Isaac Bashevis Singer, is directed by The Library of America and features a multifaceted program of public readings, panels, exhibitions, and workshops exploring Singer and the immigrant literary experience.

The American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world with more than 64,000 members, will assist Reeves Library with programming guidelines and practical support.