2020 Mini-Grant Winners

Educator Program Organization City

Alabama

Cindy SuggsThe Kids Garden ClubMarjorie Younce Snook Public LibrarySummerdale
Kathy OwingsThe Heart of FamilyDemopolis Public LibraryDemopolis

California

Sheryl TowneCommunity Bee KeepingScott Valley Unified School DistrictFort Jones
Denise MatthewsUrban Garden ExperienceDixie Canyon Elementary Schoolsherman Oaks

Colorado

Kate CambellRose Stein MakerspaceJefferson County Public SchoolsLakewood

Florida

Jennifer LahamBayside Institute for Teaching and EducationBayside High SchoolPalm Bay
Amy O. ChristopoulosWhich came FIRST, the Chicken or the Egg?Chapman Partnership Early Childhood CenterHomestead

Georgia

Francina LeeCommunity HelpersB.C. Haynie Elementary; Clayton County Public SchoolsMorrow

Illinois

Kerry DolanMentoring with MirrorsGwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory AcademyChicago
Tracey Nielsen with Randall SweitzerArt of the NovelGrayslake North HS D127Grayslake
Jess AlexanderSTEMonade StandMorton Grove Public LibraryMorton Grove

Indiana

Joelle WakeCursive for KidsWhiting Public LibraryWhiting

Kansas

Janet AyersA Summer “Shell”abration at the LibraryBurnley Memorial LibraryCottonwood Falls

Kentucky

Claire WyattSummer Kindergarten CampOckerman Elementary SchoolFlorence

Massachusetts

Susan SmithFairytale TheaterBeaman Memorial Public LibraryWest Boylston

Mississippi

Rachel Williams“Where I’m From”Gautier Middle SchoolGautier

Montana

Cathy BrandvoldMy Family TaleValier Public LibraryValier

North Carolina

Marguerite BishopNashville Elementary School Garden for Exceptional ChildrenNashville Elementary SchoolNashville

North Dakota

Delores R. ClarkSTEAM CartGrand Forks Public LibraryGrand Forks

New Jersey

Joy AlfanoScience Reader ProgramBelleville High SchoolBelleville
Olga KuharetsPets on ParadeWest Orange Public LibraryWest Orange
Carrie Hogan & Missy O’KeeffeAnimal Shelter-in-Place: A Service-Learning Program to Connect Our Community While We’re ApartH.C. Johnson Elementary SchoolJackson

New York

Michelle Lynne PriolaYouth Summer Art ProgramNew Berlin LibraryNew Berlin
Tammy Cummings“John Henry” Inspires: Illustration and Bookbinding for grades 10-11 and reading for grades 4-5Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (also known as Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation, or CiTi)Mexico
MEGAN M OBRIENEzra Jack Keats Wall of Social and Emotional HealthPS 207Bronx

Oregon

LisaKaren DonnellyImagination ShowtimeFir Grove Elementary SchoolBeaverton

South Carolina

Angela StoneSpotlight on Young AuthorsChastain Road ElementaryLiberty
Elizabeth HalberstadtLearning about Gullah Culture in the Library through Stories, Gardening, & QuiltingStono Park Elementary SchoolCharleston

South Dakota

Jeff LaughlinNative American Gardening Cultural ProjectSpearfish Academy at Canyon HillsSpearfish

Tennessee

Dawn ReedAnimal Adaptations Book MakingCarroll Oakland ElementaryLebanon

Texas

Katherine MartinPainting Musical StoriesLovett ElementaryHouston

Virginia

Nicole PowersWhistle For Willie Pet Appreciation MonthJohnny B. Deel Memorial LibraryClintwood
Susan GibsonKeats in the CommunityScott County Public LibraryGate City
Suzanne Bishop“Others Inside: Honoring our Experience of Being an American” Teen Mural ProjectAlexandria LibraryAlexandria