The ALA Public Programs Office, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invite public, academic and special libraries to apply to host "Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible", a traveling exhibition to America's libraries. Three copies of the exhibit will travel to 40 libraries from fall of 2011 through winter of 2013. For more information, including access to the online application, visit the ALA exhibit application page.
The year 2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible. "Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible" tells the story of the origins, creation, and impact of the book, including its influence on English and American literature and its multifaceted impact on culture and society to the present day. The fascinating history and influence of the King James Bible will interest many viewers of the traveling exhibit, resulting in a new understanding of the book's social, cultural, literary and religious influence over four centuries.
"Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible", a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., and the ALA Public Programs Office. It is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library and The Bodleian Library, Oxford University, to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. The traveling exhibition was made possible by a major grant from NEH.
For more information on this, and the ALA's other programs, visit the ALA Public Programs Office page.