Light of Literacy Awards

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.

2014 Light of Literacy Recap

Please join us in applauding the work of the following individuals who received awards at the 2014 Friends of Wicomico Public Library’s Light of Literacy Awards breakfast, held April 3rd, 2014 at the Fountains in Salisbury, MD. These 7 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– Starbucks of Salisbury Maryland for their Barista and Books story time for children at the Downtown Library each month.
Local Author Luminary– PLB Comics for their work with PLB’s Creating Comics events at local libraries and involvement in the cultural growth of Delmarva.

Adult Luminary– Joanne Doyle for her continued dedication in volunteerism at the Library and her involvement in The Association for Lifelong Learning.

Non-Profit Organization Luminary- United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s Imagination Library. Through this program, pre-school aged children receive one quality, age appropriate book each month, delivered to their home at no cost to the family.

Higher Education Luminary– Dr. Joyce Wiencek who is the director director of the May Literacy Center, which provides reading tutoring to K-12 students in the community.

Educator Luminary– Linda Truitt who provides intervention for many of Salisbury Horizons challenged readers during the summer.

Youth Luminary- “Got Literacy?” at James M. Bennett High School. This group of high school students improve school readiness for at-risk preschoolers creating emergent literacy activities involving science, math, and art by working directly with preschoolers.
Wicomico Public Library joins Dr. Ray Hoy, Mr. Brad Gillis, Mrs. Lenita Wesson, and the Friends of the Library and members of the local community in celebrating the positive impact made by all 27 nominees for these awards.

The Light of Literacy Awards recognizes those “Luminaries” whose actions demonstrate a deep understanding of transformational power of literacy in the lives of those in our community. Please fill out the form below, fields marked with a red * are required.