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Proclamation signing
Proclamation signing
Nebraska State Capitol
February 16, 2011

L to R: Chris Sommerich (Nebraska Humanities Council), Rebecca Faber (Nebraska Center for the Book), Tracy Bicknell-Holmes (Nebraska Library Association), Donna Shear (University of Nebraska Press), Gov. Dave Heineman, Erika Hamilton (Nebraska Humanities Council),  Rod Wagner (Nebraska Library Commission). Photo courtesy Nebraska Library Commission

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