Apply for the 2019 Best Practices in Early Literacy Awards

Apply for the 2019 Best Practices in Early Literacy Award

The New Jersey State Library is accepting applications for the annual Best Practices in Early Literacy Award. The award honors up to four outstanding public libraries that currently provide exemplary literacy programs for children from birth to six years, their families and caregivers. The award provides a $1,000 honorarium, a certificate,and promotion of the winning library as a model program for other libraries. The winning libraries will be honored during the State Librarian’s Breakfast at the 2019 NJLA Conference at Harrah’s in Atlantic City on Friday, May 31. The deadline to apply is March 8.

To apply, please complete and submit the application form after consulting the award guidelines.

Please visit the following webpage and click on Award Brochures, then under New Jersey State Library Awards (for 2017 and 2018 winners) or under Best Practices in Early Literacy (for older years’ winners). Those who applied last year, but did not win may re-apply with the same program as long as it was held within the past two years. Libraries who have won twice previously are not eligible to apply. Please contact Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Specialist, NJ State Library, at srawlins@njstatelib.org, 609-278-2640 ext. 116 if you have any questions.