2019 Mini-Grant Winners

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Educator Program Organization City

Alabama

Vickie Harkins The Ezra Jack Keats Summer Reading Program Armstrong Osborne Public Library Talladega
Terri Bailey Susan Moore Dreamcatchers Presents: An Ezra Jack Keats Author Study Through the Arts Susan Moore Elementary School Blountsvile

Arizona

Maria Gnagy My Wellton Yuma County Library District- Wellton Branch Wellton

California

Lyzbeth Beltran Giant Quilt Book: Life in the City of Santa Ana Santa Ana Public Library Santa Ana
Giana Marni Dream Inspired Community Quilt Alhambra Civic Center Library Alhambra
Amanda Toledo Tweens in Frame: Graphic Novel Workshop Altadena Library District Altadena

Connecticut

Aline Vincenzo UHMS Reader’s Theater Club University of Hartford Magnet School West Hartford
Elaine Temel Think About Rainbow Colored Elephants Pawcatuck Middle School Pawcatuck

Delaware

LaTende Henry Engineering with Sticks on STEAM Day Booker T. Washington Elementary Dover

Florida

Leslie Campbell Start With Hello Park Lakes Elementary School Lauderdale Lakes
Dina Casabianca Inclusive Fairy Tales Eau Gallie High School BLAST program Melbourne
Kevin Dunbar Barbers & Books Saint Clair Evans Academy Jacksonville

Georgia

Linda Rowland Exploring Our Dreams Through Collaboration While Creating Dioramas & Friendships West Chatham Elementary School Pooler
Carl Davis Helping our Homeless and Migrant Students with Building Better Living Conditions Decatur County Board of Education Bainbridge

Idaho

Jennifer Crain Shooting for the Moon! Park Ride Elementary Nampa
Becky Vordermann Weekly Forest Explorations September – April Swan Valley Elementary School Irwin

Illinois

Holly Hasquin Sensory enhanced Storytime Brighton Memorial Library Brighton
Katie Heaton Ezra Jack Keats Sensory Art Program Mississippi Valley Library District – Fairmont City Library Center Fairmont City
Kyla Waltermire Reasons to Celebrate Mississippi Valley Library District Collinsville

Indiana

Denise Ndukwu Bulletin Board Brigade Michigan City High School Michigan City
Carter Bell Early Elementary Musical- Over in the Meadow George Washington Carver Montessori School 87 Indianapolis

Kansas

Kathleen Guess Martian Habitat (for Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories) Crittenden County Public Library Marion

Kentucky

Melinda Tucker Turning Ideas into Inventions Green County Schools Greensburg
Jessica Kiper Sunshine Visit Grayson County Middle School-Cougar Zone Leitchfield
Donna Chadwell Story Walk: Native Americans of Kentucky Corbin Public Library Corbin

Louisiana

Jessica K. Cassel Grounded to Grow Lafourche Parish Public Library-Gheens Branch Raceland
Katie Cheramie Our Louisiana Lives Lafourche Parish Public Library, Lockport Branch Lockport
Sally Guidroz More Than Paper Larose Public Library Larose
Naomi Magola Splatter Works Terrebonne Parish Library Houma

Michigan

Emmy Kimmer Library Heart Project Comstock Public Schools: Comstock Elementary School Kalamazoo
Therese Hayes A Colorful New Life J.E Clark Preparatory Academy Detroit

Missouri

Kendall Olsen Carnival of Greats! Webster Groves School District Webster Groves

Mississippi

Crystal James Cafe’ Mosaic Popp’s Ferry Elementary Biloxi
Loraine Walker We Can Build A Better World Starkville Public Library Starkville

Montana

Meghan Salsbury KinderKamp Belgrade Community Library Begrade
Bill Becker Digital Transformations of Native Arts Ronan Middle School Ronan

North Carolina

Melanie Morgan Grow with Your Library Neuse Regional Library Kinston
Deanna Albertino Create to Escape Room Cloverleaf Elementary School Statesville
Chesley Bailey Maya of Morganton Burke County Public Library Morganton

New Jersey

Rachel Jamison Picture Book Problem Solvers Riverview Elementary School Denville
Carrie Hogan & Missy O’Keeffe Kindness Unleashed: Encouraging Empathy Through Service Learning H.C. Johnson Elementary School Jackson
Debbie Drachman Flower Mandalas Beautify Crosswicks Crosswicks Library Crosswicks
Phyllis Blanford Colleran Early Childhood School West Early Childhood School West Newark

New York

Shannon Reinbold Exploring the Fun of Being Different Harris Memorial Library Otego
Shannon. Grosso “WHO WE ARE” PS 115 Daniel Mucatel School Brooklyn
Alejandra Godoy How super is your superpower? Elm Drive Elementary School Millbrook

Ohio

Anne Michelle Ewen New Miami Preschool Garden New Miami Elementary School Hamilton
Elizabeth Sucharzewski Create Cool Comics @ CFL Cuyahoga Falls Library Cuyahoga Falls

Oklahoma

Dr. Shelly H-Beach Butterfly Garden Maysville Public School Maysville
Megan Yirsa Leadership Through Peer Tutoring Mark Twain Elementary Tulsa

Oregon

Laura H. Lattig Creating Coastal Community Warrenton Community Library Warrenton

Pennsylvania

Debra Stewart RainGarden Stormwater Study and Engagement George W. Nebinger Elementary School Philadelphia
Janina Kvedaras The Art of Kids Cooking Norther Tier Regional Library Gisonia
Maggie McClintock Viking Zen Hopewell HighSchool Aliquippa
Freda Anderson Queer Straight Alliance Little Queer Library The U School High School Philadelphia
Jennifer Overbeck Level up to Grade level and beyond! John Marshall Elementary School Philadelphia
Andrea Hunter In an Artist’s Shoes Mifflin Community Library Shillington

Tennessee

Ann Collette The Music of Writing Oakland Middle School Murfreesboro

Texas

Melanie Erb Multicultural Heritage Art Program Bluebonnet Trail Elementary Austin
Alison Kirkpatrick Makerspace Learning Lab Fannin Middle School Amarillo
Cindy La Greca Babysitter’s Club Leander Public Library Leander

Virginia

Sandra Wilfong Breaking Out of the Box Western Branch Primary Chesapeake
Lisa Zilka Learning Tone through Emojis Parkside Middle School Manassas

Wisconsin

Kerri Giese Reading to our school chickens Tigerton school District Tigerton
Amanda Struckmeyer Stitching Together Our School Family West Middleton Elementary School Verona
Gina Devecchis Sew Can We Brown Deer Public Library Milwaukee

West Virginia

Debra Byus P (Puzzles) P (Paper) P (Pencils) S (Stories) = Point Pleasant Primary School Point Pleasant Primary School Point Pleasant