2017 Mini-Grant Winners

Educator Program Organization City


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


Trudy McMullen Lake Hood Summer Library Lake Hood Library Anchorage


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


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


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


Kimberly Powers Snapshot Stories Englewood Public Library Englewood


Jackie Hemond Planting Seeds Kent Memorial Library Suffield


Gail Bruce Teen Snapshots Laurel Public Library Laurel


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


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


Cindy Bigler Gooding Public Library Art Showcase Gooding Public Library Gooding


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
Rebecca Dowling Quilting Our Story Robert A. Black Magnet Elementary School Chicago
“Schoolbery” Award Indian Creek Elementary School Shaddbona


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Laurie Van Ackeren Kids Code Camp Mead Public Library Mead


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


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


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


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


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


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


Brenda Stanley Summer Art Enosburgh Public Library Enosburg Falls


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


Heather Thompson We Are Kenosha Kenosha Public Library Kenosha