Congratulations to the city, the library and the schools of Biddeford, Maine for being awarded the 2011 Hayes Award!
The Hayes Award, sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, is designed to provide up to $4,000 to an ALSC member library to fund a visit from an author/illustrator who will speak to children that might otherwise not have had the opportunity to hear from a nationally-known author/illustrator.
The McArthur Public Library, which serves Biddeford and the Biddeford Intermediate School Literacy Team will be putting together a program, One Book, One School, One Library, a community-wide event that includes writing workshops, a book talk and a social event.
Thanks go out to the sponsor of the Hayes Award, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing for making one town’s dream come true!
For more on the McArthur Public Library’s plans and the 2011 Hayes Award, please read the official ALA press release.