NJSL Recognizes Three Libraries for Best Practices in Early Literacy

Ocean City Library – Maureen Edwards, Children’s Librarian

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 June 1.

“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.”

Scotch Plains Library – Lanora Melillo, Children’s Librarian

Winning libraries were:

South Plainfield Library – Jacklene Oakes, Children’s Librarian

Ocean City Library – Infant and Toddler Story Time Series

Scotch Plains Library – Outdoor Fun

South Plainfield Library – Storytimes


Each library received a $1000 award presented by Chute (left in photos) and Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Consultant (right in photos) for the NJ State Library.

View the award booklet at: https://www.njstatelib.org/about/njsl_publications/  New Jersey State Library Awards 2018

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.