All—a number of you have asked about the Library of Congress State Literacy Awards this year. The Lit Awards Advisory Board decided to discontinue the program for two major reasons:
--Lack of interest. The same centers applied each year and the number of applications never exceeded the number of awards available.
--The amount of the awards exceeded the costs of processing them.
I have had discussions about this and I am planning on having a meeting in January on how the Affiliate CFBs can participate in the Literacy Awards in other ways. I will have more info by then.
Please know that I appreciate the interest demonstrated by the centers that did apply.
Head, Center for the Book
Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives
Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement
Library of Congress
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