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.
“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.