Every Child Ready to Read® named finalist for Opening Minds Innovation Award

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/14/2014


Joanna Ison

Program Officer for Projects & Partnerships

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)



CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA) have been named finalists for the Opening Minds Innovation Award for Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®, 2nd Edition.

Every Child Ready to Read® is a parent education initiative that stresses that early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child’s life. It empowers public libraries to assume an essential role in supporting early literacy within their community.

The Opening Minds Innovation Award honors individuals and organizations whose innovations advance the field of early childhood care and education. The winner of this award will be announced on Friday Jan. 31, 2014 at the Opening Minds USA Conference & Expo in Chicago.

Along with ECRR2, finalists included Little eLit.com, founded by ALSC member Cen Campbell.

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) a division of the ALA, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC visit www.ala.org/alsc.

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve, and its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services. Learn more at www.pla.org.