Today we celebrate the 17 Mora Award Winning Libraries. Big cheers to them! As many of you know, my family and I established the Estela and Raúl Mora Award in 2000 to honor our parents and to motivate libraries, schools, and educational institutions to plan annual Día celebrations in April. Día is a daily commitment, but since we all enjoy celebrations (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc.), we like to plan book fiestas celebrating kids too.
The Santa Ana Public Library (CA)
Springfield Public Library (OR)
The Arthur F. Turner Community Library of Yolo County (West Sacramento, CA)
Pima County Public Library (Tucson, AZ)
Santa Barbara Public Library System (CA)
San Francisco Public Library (CA)
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (KS)
Riverside County Library System (CA)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (NC)
Broward County Library (FL)
Kenton County Public Library (KY)
REFORMA de Utah
Providence Public Library (RI)
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library (OR)
Multnomah County Library (WA)
El Paso Public Library (TX)
Austin Public Library (TX)
(Links to individual libraries Día pages are here.)
Thanks to all of you who are planning, participating in or supporting Día celebrations this month. Let’s all share bookjoy!
Your library could be the 2012 Mora Award winner!