Light of Literacy Award
Who: The Friends of Wicomico Public Library
What: Light of Literacy Awards 2014
Where: The Fountains in Salisbury, Maryland
When: April 3, 2014 8-10 a.m.
Presented by the Friends of Wicomico Public Library, this event recognizes the dedication of everyday individuals doing extraordinary work in promoting the power of literacy throughout the community. The Light of Literacy Awards brings together leaders from around the area to recognize those who are luminaries in our community, lighting the way for others by their example. By recognizing individuals and organizations who promote literacy and by raising public awareness of their work, the Friends hope to multiply their efforts and the effect they have in the community. This will benefit those who volunteer, those who are helped by these volunteers, and those with literacy needs who are seeking assistance. Tickets are $15 a person and can be purchased at all library branches or through online registration.
2013 Light of Literacy Recap
Please join us in applauding the work of the following individuals who received awards at the 2013 Friends of Wicomico Public Library’s Light of Literacy Awards breakfast, held April 11, 2013 at the Fountains in Salisbury, MD. These 11 award recipients are shining examples of the best and brightest of our community. Their work to promote the power of literacy to improve and transform lives should not only be recognized, but imitated.
Business Luminary– Dollar General for their work support literacy through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the contributions of the local Dollar General Stores.
Local Author Luminary– Larry Points for his children's nature books about the Eastern Shore and his work visiting classrooms to promote reading and nature.
Adult Luminary– Judy Burns for her 20+ years as an ESL volunteer, holding twice a week classes, open to all, to encourage and promote English Language instruction.
Non-Profit Organization Luminary- The Salisbury Jaycees for their Yearly “Read Across America” program and their continuing work promoting reading through their Safe Treats and Christmas Shopping programs.
Higher Education Luminary– Dr. Elinor Cubbage who has been teaching English at Wor-Wic for 36 years and is responsible for initiating many writing and reading programs during that time.
Educator Luminary– Jane Long for promoting reading through her work with the Wicomico Middle School and the Family Literacy Council.
Youth Luminary- Cleon Deal, Roman Fuentes, Caleb Grall, Jock Simon, and Quincy Todd for their work through “Athletes as Readers & Leaders” at Parkside High School. These five young men travel to area primary schools to promote reading, character development and to provide strong male role models for the students in the area.
Wicomico Public Library joins County Executive Rick Pollitt, Mrs. Mitzi Perdue, Lisa Bryant, the Friends of the Library and members of the local community in celebrating the positive impact made by all 25 nominees for these awards.