Scholastic Library Publishing Award

About the Scholastic Library Publishing Award An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to a librarian whose "unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people" exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession.

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2017 Recipient(s)

Sara Frey

instructional media specialist and technology integration coach at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Sara Frey was nominated by her colleagues in Pennsylvania for the work she continues to do at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School making the library a welcoming environment for ALL students.  Her work goes above and beyond the “expected.”  The book club she began for students with intellectual disabilities not only read Chasing Vermeer, but they also visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where Frey coordinated a unique VIP tour through the museum’s office of accessibility.  Parents of club participants express their appreciation of Sara Frey’s program, citing a “new confidence in reading and socializing” as a result of their participation.