The Elizabeth Yates Award honors Concord resident and children's author Elizabeth Yates, who was a strong advocate of reading and who supported library programs in the Concord community during her lifetime. Elizabeth Yates received the first award named in her honor in 1994. The Elizabeth Yates Award was begun in 1994 to honor an individual in the greater Concord area who is actively engaged in inspiring young people to read.
This award can be presented to authors, illustrators, storytellers, teachers, librarians, or others involved in encouraging reading. Submitted nominations are considered by the Elizabeth Yates Award Committee.
Past recipients of the Elizabeth Yates Award include: