Yates Award

Elizabeth Yates Award 2017

The Concord Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce that Jan Smith has been selected as the 2017 Elizabeth Yates Award winner for her work inspiring young children to read!

History

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

Past recipients of the Elizabeth Yates Award include:

Recipient
Year
Clara Brogan
2018
Jan Smith
2017
Ellen Kenny
2016
Karen Broth
2014-2015
Ann Hoey
2013
Janet Ulbrich and Lily
Brenda Kern and Sparkle
2012
Marty Kelley
2011
Jane Merrow
2010
Cris Sokol
Autumn VanSice
2009
Jeffrey Kent
2008
Jayne Perron
2007
Rebecca Rule
2006
Philip Yeaton
2005
Nancy Keane
2004
Carol Berry
2003
Mary Lyn Ray
2002
Dina Abelson
2001
Nancy Pender
2000
Jennifer Ericsson
1999
Jane Owen
1998
Bill/Judy Egan
1997
Donna Ciocca
1996
Theresa Toy
1995
Elizabeth Yates
1994