Light of Literacy Award Nominees

The Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries will host their Fifth Annual Light of Literacy Awards on Thursday, April 20, from 8-10 A.M. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.  Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at all Library locations and online at

The Light of Literacy Awards recognizes the power of everyday individuals doing extraordinary work in promoting the power of literacy throughout the community. The Light of Literacy Awards brings together leaders from around the area to recognize those who are luminaries in our community, lighting the way by their example.  By recognizing individuals and organizations who promote literacy and by raising public awareness of their work, the Friends hope to multiply their efforts and the effect they have in the community.

Below is a list of the 2017 Light of Literacy Awards Nominees:

Adult Award: Denise Allen, Barbara Bennett, Dr. George Demko, Pat Layton, Marylane McGlinchey, Hannah Miller, Vira Ogburn, Linda Prochaska, Jane Whitmore

Business AwardAvery Hall Insurance Group, Vantage Point Solutions Group, LLC

Educator Award: Kristin Cashman, Wanda Dawson, Dr. Bonnie Ennis, Jaclyn Grey, Jessica Smith

Higher Education AwardDr. Diane Allen, Kaili Allen, Dr. Cristina Cammarano, Rachel Dean, Britni Ilczuk, Dr. Koomi Kim, Katie Kirby

Non-Profit Award: Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, University of Maryland Extension – Lower Shore

Youth Award: James M. Bennett High Step Up Afterschool Write Brain Enrichment Students, Dariana Ortiz

Wicomico Public Libraries are located in Downtown Salisbury, the Centre at Salisbury, in Pittsville, and the Library Bookmobile. Wicomico Public Libraries offer numerous resources such as free Internet access, a variety of classes and events, and an online eBooks library, and it engages the community through education, economic development and through various community events.  You Belong @ Wicomico Public Libraries!

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