2014 Mini-Grant Winners

Educator Program Organization City


Kelli McLemore Family Tree Scrapbooks: From One Generation to the Next Athens-Limestone Public Library Athens
Monica Davis Paint your Dreams! Stevenson Public Library Stevenson


Shelley Porter, Debbie Collins Books in a Box Sunset Hills Elementary School San Diego
Steve Schimminger Dive Into Reading National City Public Library National City
Steven Flanagan Dreams at Sunnyside Sunnyside Elementary School San Francisco


Claudia Marvin School Improvement Community Mural Project Hudson Academy of Arts and Sciences  Hudson
Susie McCollum “Wired” for Creativity Beattie Elementary Fort Collins


Brenda Breter Nursery Rhyme Times! Turie T. Small Elementary Daytona Beach
Debi London Painting in Linnea’s Garden James S. Hunt Elementary Coral Springs
Kathy Larson Artistic Authors Forest Lakes Elementary Oldsmar
Kristal A. Petruzzi Chalk It Up to Creativity Northwood Arts & Science Elementary School  Crestview
Marie Myers The ART of Books Jacksonville Public Library Jacksonville
Victoria Jarrett Harlem Renaissance Explosion W.R. Thomas Middle School Miami


Anja Tigges Black History Club DeKalb Early College Academy Stone Mountain


Angela Barr Poetry Inspires! Kainalu Elementary School Kailua


Diana Brawley Sussman A Day in the Life Carbondale Public Library Carbondale
Elaine Czajkoski Passing Along Folklore Through Puppetry Carl Sandburg Elementary Joliet
Ellen Norton Walkin Families, Walking Art White Oak Library District, Crest Hill Branch Crest Hill
Kathy Williams Generational Smash: A Grandparent/ Grandchild Program East Dubuque District Library East Dubuque
Marcie Morgan Teen DYI (Do It Yourself) Danville Public Library Danville
Margea Chenault Young Author Writing Program Dvorak Tech Academy Chicago
Maria E. Hull Hands-on Engaging Projects School District 130, Paul Revere Primary School Blue Island
Micah Rademacher Creative Nonsense Library Zine Blue Island Public Library  Blue Island
RaeEllen (Shelli) Webster The Gift of Reading Hubble Middle School  Warrenville


Angela Pilkington Recycles Bottle Cap Art Featuring Ezra Jack Keats Burlington Public Library Burlington


Angie Akers A Blank Canvas of Dreams Glasscock Elementary School Lebanon


Charlotte Gaubert A Day in the Life… Lockport Public Library Lockport
Jessica K. Cassel Raceland Recycles Through Upcycling Raceland Public Library Raceland


Jenn Carter A Day in Lewiston Lewiston Middle School Lewiston


 Denise Schneider Hearing Harmonious Harmonicas & Sensory Stations Halethorpe Elementary School Halethorpe


Mary Ellen Siniak Not Your Average Writing Club Meets Keats Over in the Meadow Seekonk Public Library Seekonk


Marium Toure Keep Warm Service Learning Project Bethune Community School Minneapolis


Judy Marco Positive Light Central City Public Library Central City

New Hampshire

Michelle Myler CREATE-ing a Community of Learners Concord School District Concord

New Jersey

Roberta Abel Step Into Reading at the Parsippany Public Library Parsippany- Troy Hills Public Library Parsippany

New York

Alexis Starke Artists-in- Residence at Piermont Library & Piermont Marsh Piermont Public Library Piermont
Jason Barone Lackawanna Eats Lackawanna Public Library Lackawanna
Mary Van Patten Fort Plain Pet Show! Pet Portraits Inspired by Ezra Jack Keats Harry Hoag Elementary School Fort Plain
Peggy Johansen Regards to the Man in the Moon Puppet Program Livingston Manor Free Library Livingston Manor
Stephanie Morgan In a Spring Garden— Joyful Children’s Art, Inspired Children’s Books and Nature Kingston Library Kingston

North Carolina

Beverly Litke Story Quilts— Telling Our Stories with Art China Grove Elementary School China Grove
Liliet Council Murals for Literacy Hidden Valley Elementary School Charlotte


Carrie Wood Hats that Tell a Story… Stingel Elementary Mansfield
Holly Benkner Clay for the Community Robert H. Jamison School Cleveland


Nancy Kunsman Stained-Glass Windows: Peering Through the Looking Glass Gore High School Gore


Amber Straub Peabody’s Hats Peabody Early Childhood Center Pittsburgh
Antionette Jones We Are One John Morrow Intermediate School Pittsburgh
Erin Joyce Library Story Gardens Redbank Valley Public Library New Bethlehem
Kim Howells Discover Ezra Jack Keats Crescent Early Childhood Center Pittsburgh
Maryann Milewski- Moskal Ezra Jack Keats Philly Style Penn Alexander School Philadelphia
Rachee Fagg The Art in the Music Lansdowne Public Library Lansdowne

South Carolina

Linda M. Milligan For Better For Verse Poetry Writing Marrington Middle School of the Arts Goose Creek


Sharon Johnson Agriculture Meets Art Across America Portland High School Portland
Teleka Trezevant All That Jazz Ridgeway Early Learning Center Memphis


Emily Bredberg Animated Illustrations Lakeside Elementary Coppell
Michelle Kaiser The Quilting Fellowship Cross Plains Public Library  Cross Plains


Erin Knittle, Emily Hopple Drama Club Skamania Elementary School Skamania
Joel Gaytan The Community Juxtaposed Paintings Plaza Library Walla Walla


Linda Gard WOW— Wonders of Watercolor Cobb Public Library Cobb
Tiffany Meyer Dresser School Puppetry Program Dresser Village Library Dresser