Judith's Reading Room is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2010 to enrich lives and societies by proactively encouraging freedom through literacy.
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Judith’s Reading Room today announced a schedule change in its coveted global literacy award season. Applications are available beginning November 1st, 2022 at www.judithsreadingroom.org for the 2023 Freedom Through Literacy Award. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2023.
Judith’s Reading Room announced today its newest Award — the Founders’ Award, a cash prize at the discretion of its founders, Scott & Cathy Leiber, to honor literacy heroes who have had to overcome immense obstacles in order to enrich lives through literacy.
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2022 Freedom Through Literacy Award Winners Announced
To Date: 105 libraries, 23 countries, 132,055 books worth $1,422,617!
The “Freedom Through Literacy Award” was initiated in 2015 as the organization’s signature event. Including the 2023 winners, the organization has disbursed $53,500 in cash awards to 60 champions of literacy. Winners hail from 17 countries: Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Greece, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, South Africa, the United States of America and Zimbabwe. Winners come from 11 U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.