Hartford (Conn.) Public Library

The city of Hartford, Conn. is one of the poorest small cities in the nation in terms of families with incomes below the poverty level (34 percent), and persons under the age of 18 living in poverty (47 percent). In addition, the NAEP exam revealed the state has the largest achievement gap between low-income students and their more affluent peers and minority groups in seven out of 10 measured categories. Therefore it would be an outstanding event for children and youth to be exposed to a nationally recognized author/illustrator.


Awards Won

Title Year
Simon & Schuster logo Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award
The award was established with funding from Simon and Schuster to honor Maureen Hayes for her life-long efforts to bring together children and authors/illustrators. The Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award pays for the honorarium and travel for a visiting author/illustrator.
2012 - Winner(s)