Library of Congress Literacy Awards

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2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards at the National Book Festival Gala

Joel Zarrow and Frank Grossman, representing the Children's Literacy Initiative, accept the David M. Rubenstein Prize, presented by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and David M. Rubenstein. Sharon Darling, representing the National Center for Families Learning, accepts the American Prize, presented by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and David M. Rubenstein. Suzanne Singh and Ramanathan Sriram, representing Pratham Books, accept the International Prize, presented by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and David M. Rubenstein.

2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Celebration

Noel Gunther presents details about WETA Reading Rockets, winner of the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards David M. Rubenstein Prize. Sarah Walzer presents details about the Parent-Child Home Program, winner of the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards American Prize. Allister Chang presents details about Libraries Without Borders, winner of the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards International Prize. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden welcomes prize winners and honorees at the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Celebration. David M. Rubenstein (left) talks with Allister Chang (Libraries Without Borders), Sarah Walzer (Parent-Child Home Program) and Noel Gunther (WETA Reading Rockets), representatives from the winners of the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. Representatives from the 14 organizations recognized for implementing best practices in literacy promotion receive certificates.

2015 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Celebration

Kyle Zimmer, representing First Book, receives the 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Awards David M. Rubenstein Prize, presented by David M. Rubenstein (right) and Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao (left). Sally Ann Zoll, representing United Through Reading, receives the 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Awards American Prize, presented by David M. Rubenstein (right) and Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao (left). Ginny Lunn, representing Beanstalk, receives the 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Awards International Prize, presented by David M. Rubenstein (right) and Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao (left). David M. Rubenstein interviews Kyle Zimmer, CEO of First Book. First Book is the winner of the 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Awards David M. Rubenstein Prize. Prize winners and best practice honorees attend the 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Celebration Reception.

2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Ceremony

The 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards trophies and certificates for the Rubenstein Prize, American Prize and International Prize.Representatives from the international literacy organizations Dr. A. V. Baglia Memorial Trust (India), READ Nepal (Nepal), Lost Boys Rebuilding South Sudan (South Sudan), and Pratham Books (India).Matthijs van Kampen accepts a best practice honor on behalf of the Reading and Writing Foundation (Netherlands).
Michael Suarez, S.J., director of the Rare Book School, closes the 2014 awards ceremony.Representatives of the winning organizations participate in a toast; left to right: Chris Otis from American Prize winner SMART (Oregon, U.S.), Erin Ganju from Rubenstein Prize winner Room to Read (California, U.S.), and Aydin Durgunuglu and Nalan Yalcin from International Prize winner AÇEV (Turkey).Representatives Mark Briggs from the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford (Connecticut, U.S.) and Matthijs van Kampen from the Reading and Writing Foundation (Netherlands) meet at the reception.