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Yates Award
Elizabeth Yates Award Nominations Are Open!
The Concord Public Library Foundation is soliciting nominations for the Elizabeth Yates Award, given annually to a resident of the greater Concord area who is actively engaged in inspiring young people to read.

This award, which will be presented at a ceremony in November, can be presented to authors, illustrators, storytellers, teachers, librarians or others involved in encouraging reading.

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to encourage young children to read? We would like to honor them for their hard work and passion. Please fill out the form and submit by October 15, 2014.

All nominations submitted will be considered by the EYA Committee, and the recipient will be notified in October.



History

The Elizabeth Yates Award honors Concord resident and children's author Elizabeth Yates, who was a strong advocate of reading and who supported library programs in the Concord community during her lifetime. Elizabeth Yates received the first award named in her honor in 1994. The Elizabeth Yates Award was begun in 1994 to honor an individual in the greater Concord area who is actively engaged in inspiring young people to read.

This award can be presented to authors, illustrators, storytellers, teachers, librarians, or others involved in encouraging reading. Submitted nominations are considered by the Elizabeth Yates Award Committee.


Past Recipients
Past recipients of the Elizabeth Yates Award include:
Recipient Year
Ann Hoey 2013
Janet Ulbrich and Lily
Brenda Kern and Sparkle
2012
Marty Kelley 2011
Jane Merrow 2010
Cris Sokol
Autumn VanSice
2009
Jeffrey Kent 2008
Jayne Perron 2007
Rebecca Rule 2006
Philip Yeaton 2005
Nancy Keane 2004
Carol Berry 2003
Mary Lyn Ray 2002
Dina Abelson 2001
Nancy Pender 2000
Jennifer Ericsson 1999
Jane Owen 1998
Bill/Judy Egan 1997
Donna Ciocca 1996
Theresa Toy 1995
Elizabeth Yates 1994