2012 Mini-Grant Winners

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Educator Program Organization City

 Arkansas

Karen Mullenix Taking Wing Nettleton IntermediateCenter Jonesboro

 California

Kirsten Xavier Puppet Theater for Library Kids Inglewood Public Library Inglewood
Linda Wilbur Mariposa/Butterfly Festival: Day of the Young Child in East Los Angeles East Los Angeles College Child Development Center Monterey Park
Steve Flanagan  Chairs, Change and Community Sunnyside Elementary School San Francisco
Carol Shields East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Folktales and Crafts Around the World Seaside Branch Library Seaside

 Illinois

Elaine Czajkoski A Trip to Story Island Carl Sandburg Elementary Joliet

 Indiana

Darlene Short Squires Golden Reading Hour Castle North Middle School Newburgh
Helen Geglio Mapping Our Community– Arpillera Style McKinley Primary Center South Bend

 Kansas

Gaelyn Wolf Bordonaro Story Pets: Pets’ Stories Emporia Public Library Emporia

 Kentucky

Becky Atherton Family Fun with Books Family Resource Youth Service Centers Calhoun

 Louisiana

Geraldine Harris Family Tree Art Project Allen Parish Libraries Oberlin

 Maine

Wendy Ross From Stories to Stepping Stones Washburn Elementary School, MSAD #45 Washburn

 Massachusetts

Nancy Tupper Ling Making Poems into Stories on a Snowy Day Morrill Memorial Library Norwood

 New Hampshire

Catherine Callegari Make Your Own Picture Book! Gay-Kimball Library Troy

 Ohio

Ann Wetmore Plant Your Dreams: Container Gardening Stark County District Library Canton

 Utah

Cassie Cox Human Library Books Two Rivers High School Ogden

 Washington

Anne Machonis African Masks Madrona K8 School Seattle

 Wisconsin

Cole Zrostlik Kids’ Comic Cookbook St. Croix Falls Public Library St. Croix Falls

Alabama

Frances Smith Alabaster Book Blasters Book Club Albert L. Scott Library Alabaster
Jennifer Wilkins Dreaming BIG at the Library Collinsville Public Library Collinsville
Patricia Farrior See Our Books Come Alive! Hayneville/Lowndes Public Library Hayneville
Rachel Johnson Portraits of Peter: A Collage Art Exhibit Chambers County Library, LaFayette Branch LaFayette
Leslie Sharbel Our Community Reads Together! Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights Vestavia Hills

Minnesota

Ruth Paisley Family Literacy Night: Let’s Go Over in the Meadow! Beaver Lake Education Center North Maplewood

Mississippi

Jaclyn Lewis Stories in Motion Madison County Library System Canton
Sarah Crisler-Ruskey Carnegie Kids’ Book Clubs Carnegie Public Library of Clarksdale and Coahoma County Clarksdale
Nettie Moore Imagination Through the Arts M.R. Davis Public Library Southhaven

Nevada

Christine Koch Dayton Gate Gazette Riverview ElementarySchool Dayton

New Mexico 

Erick Sanders Rediscovering Thoreau Thoreau CommunityCenter Library Thoreau

New York

Nicole Dieckman It’s Raining Chicks and Ducks! P.S. 386 Bronx
Lisa Kochik Newburgh: My Home Newburgh Free Library Newburgh
Kelly Reichsteiner Snowy Days and Puppet Plays North Merrick PublicLibrary North Merrick
Amy Graham Family Reading Night Kodak Park School #41 Rochester
Patricia Godleski Bats in the Clara Barton School Library Rochester City School District, Clara Barton School #2 Rochester
Elizabeth Banome Ninth Period Tutoring New Dorp High School Staten Island

North Carolina

Deborah Dowd Earth Day Recognition Glendale Acres Elementary School Fayetteville

Pennsylvania 

Dr. Barbara Matteucci Creative Literacy–Retelling Tales with Original Scripts and Puppets Thomas May Peirce Elementary School Philadelphia
Lorine Rounsville Reading Journeys Hamlin Memorial Library Smethport

South Carolina 

Pam Cadden Lola’s Library Bags Charleston County Public Library Charleston

Texas

Derek Najera Make a Scrapbook with Your Grandchild Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Library El Paso
Shannon Caesar We Want Snow! Holmsley Elementary Houston
Lydia Tucker Jennie’s Hat for Mother’s Day Neil Armstrong Elementary San Antonio

Virginia

Jennifer Smith The Next Snowy Day Carlin Springs Library Arlington
Mary Tolson Got Goggles? Anti-Bullying Vision James Hurst Elementary Portsmouth
Stephen Biscotte The Future Healthcare Professionals Book Club Cave Spring High School Roanoke
Katherine Terney Snow Way, Math and Science Are Awesome! Brock Road Elementary School Spotsylvania

Washington

Kimberly Fitzthum Molding Young Minds Through Clay Animation Tonasket Elementary School Tonasket