Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children

About the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children
An annual award consisting of a commemorative gift and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library service to children while having general management/supervisory/ administrative responsibility that has included public library service to children in its scope.

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2017 Winner(s)

Lisa Rice

Library Director, Warren County Public Library, Bowling Green, Kentucky

In her position at Warren County Public Library, Rice and her team provide Kindergarten packets to every child attending Kindergarten in Warren County. A robust school visit program introduces students in grades 4 and 8 to the services and programs of the library. Author and illustrator visits are offered to schools each semester.  In the past two years, such projects as STEM Camps, Girls of Steel, Young Inventors, Preschool Problem Solvers, Pop Up Libraries, and Winter Reading Program have been added to the already notable achievements in services to children and youth.  School partnerships via the Chamber of Commerce, services to Juvenile Detention Centers, and relationships with area day care and preschools round out the commitment to providing literacy opportunities for youth in the county.