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specific programs. Information and materials about Jewish Book
Month especially have been used to great advantage. I t was evi-
dent from the replies that many Center staff members were un-
acquainted with sources for obtaining books. T o fill this need,
the selected listing of Jewish book dealers and publishers was
prepared. The questionnaire responses also pointed up an over-
whelming need for authors, literary critics and reviewers of Jew-
ish books who would be available at nominal fees. The general
tenor was that many Jewish Community Centers, especially in the
smaller communities, could not afford to budget for the current
fees requested by most authors. The demand for lecturers is
greatest during Jewish Book Month. To meet this problem, the
Council, in cooperation with the JWB Lecture Bureau, prepared
a special listing of authors and reviewers of Jewish books and
literary critics who are prepared to accept a modest or reduced
fee during the period of Jewish Book Month. Many other sugges-
tions were offered and these are being considered as part of the
long range plans of the Council.