2017 Mini-Grant Winners

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Educator Program Organization City

Alabama

Abigail Hubbard Art Abandonment Public Library of Anniston – Calhoun County Anniston

Alaska

Trudy McMullen Lake Hood Summer Library Lake Hood Library Anchorage

Arizona

Cesar Castro Scorpion–STEM San Luis Middle School – Gadsden Elementary School District #32 San Luis

Arkansas

Karen Benson Summer Reading Kick-Off & Picture Book Walk Gravette Public Library Gravette
Debbie Archer Words, Wings, and Writers Lawrence County Public Schools Walnut Ridge

California

Justine Kay Hands-On Library Literary Journal Making and Publishing Ben Franklin Intermediate School Daly City

Colorado

Kimberly Powers Snapshot Stories Englewood Public Library Englewood

Connecticut

Jackie Hemond Planting Seeds Kent Memorial Library Suffield

Delaware

Gail Bruce Teen Snapshots Laurel Public Library Laurel

Florida

Yeny Pinero Creative Pen Meadowlane Elementary School Hialeah
Kim Padron What’s in a Word? Middeton High School Tampa
Cindy Bohn Mosaics for Engaged Artists and Inspired Readers Celebration K-8 School Celebration

Georgia

Rosemary Bunn Jug Town–Owning Our History in Georgia Clay J. Joel Edwards Public Library Zebulon
Tracy Scaglione Painting Together–Murals Celebrating Our Diversity and Friendship Dorset Shoals Elementary School Douglasville

Idaho

Cindy Bigler Gooding Public Library Art Showcase Gooding Public Library Gooding

Illinois

Denise Lopez-Gill Making Reading Work Together Laura Ward STEM School Chicago
April Tondelli Viva la Raza: Chicano History and Screen Prints Von Steuben High School Chicago
Joann Pardridge “Schoolbery” Award Indian Creek Elementary School Shabbona
Rebecca Dowling Quilting Our Story Robert A. Black Magnet Elementary School Chicago

Indiana

Christopher Murphy Pinocchio’s Pals! Weisser Park Elementary School Fort Wayne

Iowa

Emily Arnold Build a Better World: A Story Walk with Ezra Jack Keats Scott County Library System Eldridge

Kansas

Lisa Leiker Bringing Keats’s Neighborhood to Life Pittsburg Community Middle School Pittsburg

Kentucky

Carol Q. Sexton Building a Whistle for Willie & More: 4 STEM Projects Based on Ezra Jack Keats Books Pulaski County Public Library Somerset
Ronda Gambrel Appalachian Art and Antics Dewitt Elementary School Dewitt

Louisiana

Penny McDonald There’s a Party Going on at the Library! Caldwell Parish Library Columbia
Agnes Guillory Passport to Reading: Reaching Our Community Allen Parish Libraries Oberlin

Maine

Kathleen Kenny Take-Apart Days Waterville Public Library Waterville
Allison L. Griffin Bring Back the Butterflies! Raymond Village Library Raymond

Maryland

Terry Kendall-Johnson English Class Chat & Chew Woodbourne School Baltimore
Pat Goldys Books Are In Fashion! Norwood Elementary School Baltimore

Michigan

Karrie Marciniak Thinking Thursday and STEM Challenges Mackenesen Elementary School Bay City
Elizabeth Buckhold Family & School Literacy Partnership Bentley Middle School Burton

Minnesota

Ashley Scheinoha Ezra Jack Keats Mural Frost Lake Elementary School Saint Paul

Mississippi

Mary Jenkins Panoramic Fairy Tale Workshop and Performance Clarksdale Carnegie Public Library Clarksdale
Loraine Walker It’s OK to Be Different Noxubee County Library Macon
Amanda T. Osborne Books: Trash to Treasure Pontotoc Junior High School Pontotoc

Missouri

Maegan Ramsey Regards to Our Imagination! Newburg High School Newburg
Bethany Kelly Sculpture Gardens Central High School Springfield

Nebraska

Laurie Van Ackeren Kids Code Camp Mead Public Library Mead

Nevada

Wendy Tortoriello Reading Week Book Fair Keller Middle School Las Vegas

New York

Stefanie Abbey Muppets and Social Tolerance High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Jamaica
Melanie Miller STEAM Ahead with Keats Alfred Box of Books Library Alfred
Maysa Jarara String Art Project Park Slope Collegiate Brooklyn
Carol LaFever Lessons in Life from Keats Watkins Glen Public Library Watkins Glen
Kate Lambert Teen Zine Publishing Pawling Free Library Pawling
Shauna Porteus Yonkers: A Home for Every Culture Yonkers Public Library Yonkers
Karen Hicklad Harry Potter Camp Bancroft Public Library Salem
Jennifer Wright Mixing Character Traits Beaver River Central School District Beaver Falls
Julie Schildkraut, Laura Silver My Brooklyn: Illustrated Poems Middle School 88 Brooklyn

Ohio

Thomas Trang Blank Canvas: Empowering Student Voice Columbus North International School Columbus
Tracy McQuillan Collaboration with MCJAS, Rogers Group Home Lepper Library Lisbon
Pam Myers Creative 2gether Grafton-Midview Public Library Grafton
Melissa Wolfe Clearmount Comets: Young Authors Writing to Reach the Stars North Canton City Schools North Canton

Oregon

Liz Fox Ghas-Tv-Xvm’-dvn (“The Places We Go,” Deeni language) Newport High School Newport
Jamie Sedda Sew Cool! Highland Elementary School Gresham

Pennsylvania

Vincent D’Alesio Stop Motion Animation Station Carnegie Library of McKeesport McKeesport
Richard E. Ashby,Jr. Cafe 3 Tiny Green Thumbs Gardening Program Yeadon Public Library Yeadon

South Carolina

Galena Gaw Tactile Tales South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind Spartanburg

Tennessee

Courtney Brown Remembering the Holocaust Through Art Red Bank High School Chattanooga

Texas

Rachel Epley Book Zines Texas High School Texarkana
Rachel Dudley Full STEAM Ahead: Building an Interdisciplinary Bridge Priddy Intermediate School District Priddy

Vermont

Brenda Stanley Summer Art Enosburgh Public Library Enosburg Falls

Virginia

Kim Sigle The “See Ya, Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya” Museum of History Lake Anne Elementary School Reston

Wisconsin

Heather Thompson We Are Kenosha Kenosha Public Library Kenosha