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NEMBA Reading Teams

Become a member of a NEMBA reading team:


This year’s NEMBA awards are the 28th Annual, and are sponsored jointly by the Library, and the Duluth Public Library. The awards presentation ceremony will be held in UMD’s Kirby Ballroom on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Each of the six reading teams will be composed of 3-5 members, and will meet several times between the beginning of February and the end of April to discuss the nominated books. The six categories are (1) Nonfiction, (2) Fiction, (3) Art, Photography, (4) Children’s Literature, (5) Poetry, and (6) Memoir. The amount of reading tends to vary, with the Fiction and Nonfiction teams reading the most.

If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the Reading Team Application form.

We are not looking for professional literary critics, but rather for a diverse group that represents the different backgrounds and lifestyles of the Northland.

If you have served on a reading team in the past, please consider serving as a team leader. We would very much appreciate your willingness to lead a team.  The actual reading team members will be selected from among the volunteers by the director of the Library.

Please respond with interested correspondence regarding reading team applications to:

Danielle Ostendorf
NEMBA committee

University of Minnesota Duluth Library
416 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

218-726-7481 (Fax)


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