Heather Smith

Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland, Pa


Active programming, grant writing and reader recognition are just a few of the exciting activities developed by Heather Smith. The programs include Dance Me a Story which encourages children ages 3 to 6 to act out a classic fairy tale through dance; Danger Club for children ages 8 to 12 features science experiments; and Super Readers Council provides children with discussions skills by creating book talks and book trailers. Her grant writing provides funding for Parent-Child Workshops where early childhood professionals work with parents and caregivers and Teen Reading Lounge, an interactive literacy and art program for teens. Additionally, Heather has presented I Can Read Wall of Fame as a poster session at the 2012 Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference

Awards Won

Title Year
Penguin Young Readers Group Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award
This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group, provides a $600 stipend to up to four children's librarians to attend their first ALA Annual Conference.
2013 - Winner(s)