NJ State Library Recognizes Three Libraries for Best Practices in Early Literacy

New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute honored three 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 31.

Ready, Set, Read at Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library

“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:

Burlington County Library – ABC STEAM

Old Bridge Library – Sensory Play, Sensory Surprise

Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library – Ready, Set, Read

Each library received a $1000 award presented by Chute and Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Consultant for the NJ State Library.

Read about the awards at: https://www.njstatelib.org/about/njsl_publications.

About Tiffany McClary

Tiffany McClary is the Director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach for the New Jersey State Library. She coordinates marketing and public relations initiatives in order to enhance the reputation of the State Library, and promote the value of NJ libraries and the services and programs that they provide to residents.