Changes to the 2018 Award will encourage teachers, librarians, and authors
January 29, 2018 — Lehigh Valley, Pa. Judith’s Reading Room, a non-profit literacy organization founded in 2010, is currently accepting applications for its 2018 “Freedom Through Literacy” Award. Changes to the 2018 Award will encourage teachers, librarians and authors both here and around the world.
The 4th annual “Freedom Through Literacy” Award, the signature element of Judith’s Reading Room, will honor a Top Prize winner with $3,000 cash. The “Judith’s Award,” a new prize category, in the amount of $500, is designed exclusively for teachers, librarians and authors. They are also eligible to win the Top Prize.
A second new prize is announced today: Prize totals vary — up to a total of $1,000 — Board members will nominate, on a rolling basis, champions of literacy. Called
“Board Option” this prize engages board members to be “on the lookout,” constantly, for exemplary individuals whose work instills in others a love of reading.
Applications for the 2018 “Freedom Through Literacy” Award are available on line at www.JudithsReadingRoom.org/APPLY. Anyone working in the field of literacy — teachers, librarians, authors, educators, booksellers — is encouraged to apply. Deadline for Applications: July 6, 2018.
Since its inception in 2010, Judith’s Reading Room has dedicated 95 libraries in 18 countries with over 127,000 books valued at nearly $1.4 million dollars. Since 2015, $24,500 cash has been awarded to winners of the “Freedom Through Literacy” Award.
July 5, 2017 — Lehigh Valley, Pa. Judith’s Reading Room, a nonprofit literacy organization founded in 2010, reminds the public that the application for its 3rd annual “Freedom Through Literacy Award” is Friday, July 7 at midnight. The application is available at www.judithsreadingroom.org.
The Award honors individual champions of literacy from all disciplines around the world — teachers, librarians, authors, researchers, educators, literacy non-profit leaders — anyone who has done exemplary work to instill in others a love of reading. Top prize is $3,000 and one runner-up will be awarded $1,000. An honorable mention will be eligible to win $500 value in new books.
One change marks the 2017 Award: First, Judith’s Reading Room will accept “nominations by self” and also nominations for others. Therefore, if you are a student or a parent of a student and you love your teacher or librarian: nominate them!
Since its inception, Judith’s Reading Room has established 95 libraries in 18 countries filled with more than 127,000 books valued at nearly $1.4 million. Judith’s Reading Room founded the “Freedom Through Literacy” Award in 2015.
On Wednesday May 4th we gathered together to celebrate Judith’s Reading Room 2016 Freedom Through Literacy Awards Winners. We would like to the share this wonderfully produced video shown at the 2016 Freedom Through Literacy Award dinner in honor of Kelly Stoop’s GRAND PRIZE Award initiative “Book Blast”.
More information on Kelly Stoops, “Book Blast” and the winners will be coming soon!
Judith’s Reading Room celebrated its 65th month of boxing books for active duty troops and veterans at its final Boxing Party on Monday, November 2, 2015.
Thirty-four community volunteers ranging in age from 3 to 70 gathered at the organization’s southside Bethlehem headquarters. Packing 965 mostly new novels worth $10,608, the volunteers smashed previous shipment totals. The organization serves VA hospitals and shelters in Pennsylvania at the PA Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home and Butler Healthcare, the VA Hospital in E. Orange New Jersey, and Steadfast House in NC, a shelter for women veterans and their children.
Over the past five years, Judith’s Reading Room, a nonprofit literacy organization, has shipped a total of 126,442 books worth $1,371,791. Nearly 50% of all shipments have been to military bases, hospitals, shelters and aircraft carriers here and around the world. The organization has established 93 libraries in 16 countries serving tens of thousands of children and adults who crave the opportunity to read for fun.
Judith’s Reading Room has shifted its focus to searching the world for individual champions of literacy from all disciplines — teachers, librarians, authors, researchers, educators — anyone who has done exemplary work to instill in others a love of reading. The $10,000 Award carries a top prize of $5,000 and up to five $1,000 runner-up prizes.
Begins at 5pm at the Bethlehem Brew Works
Drink a Pint for a Good Cause!
100% of the proceeds will be donated to Judith’s Reading Room in loving Memory of our friend Kelly Stoops. Enjoy traditional cask beer served from a naturally carbonated, hand drawn firkin. Stop by after 5pm to learn more about the charity and to drink a pint for a good cause. Cheers!
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Tour de Noir Author Event!
Book Signing! ~ Trivia! ~ Games! ~ Prizes! In support of Judith’s Reading Room. A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit Judith’s Reading Room (ID 11473915).
Meet Young Adult authors:
- Jessica Verday
- Jennifer Murgia
- Lisa Amowitz
- Janice Gable Bashman
- Elizabeth Kiem
- Dianne Salerni
- Yvonne Ventresca
You can also visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 10/29/14 to 10/31/14 by entering Bookfair ID 11473915 at checkout
Special Event at Talbots!
Talbots and Judith’s Reading Room invite you to an afternoon of shopping and refreshments. Bring the kids for an afternoon of reading and treats! Monster theme – “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak and other monster themed books. Activity – Oragami Monster book marks. 10% of the pre-sale tax sales will be donated to Judith’s Reading Room. Please RSVP by Oct. 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Saturday and Sunday Nov 8th and 9th
Barnes & Noble Bethlehem
(At the intersection of Route 33 and Freemansburg Ave.)
Saturday November 8th Activities
10:30am until 2:30 pm – Face painting
“Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann – Pipecleaner Tiaras
“Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak – Oragami Monster Bookmarks
The Little Scarecrow Boy” by Margaret Wise Brown – Scarecrow Faces
Can’t attend? You can also visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 11/8/14 to 11/14/14 by entering Bookfair ID 11478617 at checkout