New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute honored four New Jersey libraries for conducting outstanding early literacy programs on behalf of their youngest library users and their families during a breakfast at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, on May 18. Each library received a $1000 award.
“As State Librarian, I applaud these public libraries on their exceptional programs that highlight some of the best early literacy programs being offered around the state,” said Chute. “All show that it’s not the size of the budget of the library that counts, but the desire of these libraries to encourage young children to experience the joy of reading.”
Winning libraries were:
Bernardsville Public Library – Reading Rumpus Program
Cranford Public Library – Family M.E.S.S. Program
Moorestown Public Library – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program
Rockaway Township Free Public Library – School Skills Program.