Public Libraries Feature Article Contest

About the Public Libraries Feature Article Contest To recognize articles written by those employed by a public library and published in Public Libraries.

Criteria for eligibility are:

  • Author(s) must be a public library employee(s) at the time the manuscript is submitted.
  • Articles must have been submitted or published in 2011.
  • Articles must be feature length. Verso and Perspectives contributions will not be considered.


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Second Prize

2005 Winner(s)

California DREAMin': A Model for School-Public Library Cooperation to Improve Student Reading

by Mark Smith, deputy administrator of the Riverside County Library System in California

The article was published in the January/February 2004 issue.

First Prize

2005 Winner(s)

Mother Goose on the Loose: Applying Brain Research to Early Childhood Programs in the Public Library

by Betsy Diamant-Cohen, children's programming specialist at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore

This article appeared in the January/February 2004 issue of "Public Libraries."