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.”
Winning libraries were:
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