Commendation Recipients


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of South Carolina

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri

As Told By Foundation

Book Riot's Weekly Censorship Roundup and Archives by Kelly Jensen

Borderlands Comics and Games

Calvert Library

Delaware Library Association (DLA)

Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization (DAYLO)

Florida Freedom to Read Project

Free to Read Rochester

Get Ready, Stay Ready: Community Action Toolkit

Lead to Read KC

Limitless Libraries

Literacy and Justice Project

Louisiana Citizens Against Censorship

Magic Book Bus of Rosman, North Carolina

Maryland Library Association (MLA)

Queen City Book Bank

South Carolina Education Association (SCEA)

We Need Diverse Books


All CT Reads

All Ready Access Program/Schlow to School

Bookmarks Kids & Schools Program

Colorado State Library

The Conscious Connect, Inc.

Nebraska Library Association

Nebraska Library Commission

North Hunterdon-Voorhees Intellectual Freedom Fighters

Palmetto State Teachers Association Hill Day Program

Promising Pages

Rainbow Library

Tennessee Youth Coalition 


Baltimore County Public Library Partnership with Baltimore County Public School System

Baltimore County Public School: Librarians Resource Wiki

BJC Book Brigade

"Celebrating Librarians During National School Library Month" WATE (ABC), Knoxville, TN

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative Library Media Specialists Network

The Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Challenge

Kentucky Academic Standards for Library Media

Literacy in the H.O.O.D. (Helping Out Our Disenfranchised)

Louisiana School Librarians: Navigating School Library Programming in the Face of COVID-19

The New Library Learning Video from Nebraska Loves Public Schools

One Book Baltimore

Read to Succeed (Wilson County, TN)

Refugee Doll Project

Teen Lit Mob – Vermont



Bull City-NC SLAM (Schools & Libraries Achieving More)

Cbus Libraries

Glencoe UMC Read To Success Program

Greensboro Bound Authors Engaging Students

The Guilford Green Foundation

I'm Your Neighbor Welcoming Library


The National Library Legislative Teen Contest

New Jersey Education Association

The Noble Neighbor

One Book Blitz

Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures' Words & Pictures Program

The SC State 1890 Research & Extension Program

South Carolina Center for Community Literacy

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Holiday Book Drive


AASL National School Library Standards Regional Trainings facilitated by the Oklahoma State Department of Education

Book Build sponsored by Bookmarks

Books on Break sponsored by Book Harvest

Dublin Literacy Conference sponsored by the Dublin City School District

Eleanor G. Hughes and Carol Dyetta Hughes Literacy Program 

Great Lakes Great Books presented by the Michigan Reading Association


Pirates Tales Summer Reading Program presented by the Pittsburgh Pirates

Raleigh’s Rolling Readers

Signing of Missouri Senate Bill 743

Teachers Strike coordinated by the United Teachers Los Angeles

Wyoming Reads sponsored by the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation


Illinois Reads

Cards for All

Great Michigan Read


Massachusetts State Legislature

New Hampshire Fisher Cats Reading Challenge

Books for Bedtime

Crime Cats Mystery Club

Read Up, Greenville

Fang's Reading Club


Book 'Em

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Unlock Student Potential


Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival

Columbia Fireflies Reading Program


Authors in April

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s Information Literacy Summit

Read Your Way to the Big Game

Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival 


Common Ground Conference 

Children's Festival of Reading - Knox County Public Library

NJ's Makers Day 

EverFi's Ignition Digital Citizenship Course 

Statewide Convention Collaboration- New York State Council for the Social Studies

Oregon Department of Education

Redskins Read

The Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies

United Way of Delaware County’s Imagination Library Week



Indiana Pacers (and Foundation)

Homeport’s Bright Ideas Book Bank

Hoosier Family of Readers

Reading Rocks!

School Librarians’ Day – University of NE Omaha

College Readiness Dialogues: Together We Learn!


Common Ground 2013: Leading and Learning in the Digital Age (Maryland’s Premier Professional Development Event)

Library: A Weinberg Project (Weinberg Foundation)

Second and Seven Foundation “Tackle Illiteracy”

Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tapping Into Parent Power"

Gary Literacy Coalition

Humanities Tennessee Student Reader Day Program

Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit

Tennessee First Lady’s Read20 Book Club

YALLFest: Raising local literacy through great YA authors

BE A PRO - Digital Literacy for Families


Kansas Summer Institute

Oklahoma Teaching with Primary Sources Project

Southern Kentucky Book Fest

Leap into Reading with Read-it!

TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute

Reading Rocks in Richland One

Radical Readers Pilot Program – Read Across Maryland

Team Read & Hit A Homerun Reading Program presented by the Bowie Baysox Minor League Baseball Team, Keys for Reading Program presented by the Frederick Keys Minor League Baseball Team, Hit the Books Reading Program presented by the Delmarva Shorebirds Minor League Baseball Team and Hagerstown Suns Reading Challenge presented by the Hagerstown Suns Minor League Baseball Team


Children's Literature Festival at the University of Central Missouri

Henrico County Public Schools Library Mentoring Program

Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List created by the Texas Library Association's Young Adult Round Table

Ohioana Book Festival

Outcome Evaluation of the Library Media Program on Information Literacy Skills

Passing of House Resolution 987 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Texas Parent Teacher Association


American Girl Place Chicago

Curriculum Instruction and Instructional Technology Section, New York State Education Department

Longwood Summer Literacy Institute

Librarianship Upgrades for Children and Youth Services

Maryland Library Leadership Institute

READesign® Library Makeover Project


New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)’s Commission on Public Secondary Schools

No Book Left Unread Summer Reading program from the South Carolina State Department of Education

The William Allen White Children’s Book Awards Program


Cocky’s Reading Express at the University of South Carolina

The North Dakota Department of Public Education and the Educational Standards and Practices Board of North Dakota

Washington Coalition for School Libraries and Information Technology aka “The Spokane Moms”


Annual Statewide Read-In, presented by the South Carolina State Library

A(ugusta) Baker’s Dozen

New Jersey Department of Education, Offices of Licensure and Credentials and Abbot Implementation

One for Books – Scholastic Book Fairs


Children, Libraries, and Literacy – An Initiative for South Carolina

Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education (ILILE)