2013 Mora Award Honors

I am always inspired when I read the annual applications for the Mora Award. How wonderful that my good friends Kay and Dan Moore, both educators, wanted to honor a few of the other libraries which, in the opinion of the REFORMA Mora Award Committee, also merited special recognition. Congratulations again to all the libraries that applied.

Joliet Public Library staff is beyond excited to receive this honor! Our heartfelt thanks to the Mora Award Committee, Kay and Dan Moore, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and especially to Ms. Mora for this honor. Our library staff, volunteers and community partners really came together to bring quality literacy programs to our families. It means so much to be recognized for our efforts.” Linda Atkinson

Salt Lake County Library Services and all of our partners for the Scieszka Fiesta thank the awards committee for recognizing our Dia event. The award is especially meaningful since we had taken a hiatus from doing a large county wide event. Receiving the Mora Honor award strengthens and reinvigorates our commitment to providing engaging Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros programs for all the families in our area. We plan to use the funds to reach even more people in our diverse community next year.” LuCinda Gustavson, formerly at Salt Lake County Library Services

“Along with our commitment to helping adults and children on the path to literacy and learning with relevant classes and programs, our Dia celebration is a unique opportunity to connect families to reading with fun, engaging, and educational activities. More than half the Waukegan population is Latino and our annual Dia event plays a large part in helping us bridge the gap between culture and learning with the help of valuable community partnerships. The Waukegan Public Library is thrilled to receive this honorary Mora Award.” Rena Morrow

Dan and Kay Moore

“We are delighted to help honor those who are doing such a wonderful job celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros. Nurturing a love of books is one way to a meaningful life and a civil world for children and families from all backgrounds. All who attend Dia events are inspired by the dedication of the sponsors and the enthusiasm of the participants. We are also supporting outstanding Dia programs because of our love and respect for Pat Mora and her vision.” Dan and Kay Moore

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