In early April, our Youth Services Department Head, Chrissie, applied for a mini-grant through the Best Practices in Early Literacy Contest sponsored by the New Jersey State Library. Chrissie highlighted the Science Fun programming that our youth services department carried out in late 2013 and she got word recently that MAPL was chosen as one of the four award recipients. Our youth services department will receive a $500 grant (presented at the New Jersey Library Association conference in June) and the State Library will also publish a booklet highlighting all the early literacy award winning programs and distribute it at the conference. The money will be used to help restore youth services materials/programming budgets that were cut this year.
Congratulations to Chrissie and the Youth Services staff for their great work!