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Children's Services: Faith Hektoen Award

Award Recipients

The CLA Children's Section awards the Faith Hektoen Award, recognizing: 1) Career achievement in the field of children's services, or 2) An outstanding program or project that has made a significant impact on library service for children in Connecticut. Nominations may be made by anyone in the library community, excepting current selection committee members. The following is a history of Faith Hektoen Award winners. If you have information for the missing years (2007-2010) please contact Linda.Williams@ct.gov.

2017 - Jane Ash - Career Achievement
2017 - Marissa Correia - Outstanding Program

2016 - Sue Ford - Career Achievement

2015 - Alice Sherwood - Career Achievement
2015 - Cindy Wall & Lynn Pawloski - Outstanding Program

2014 - Janet Pagano Murphy - Career Achievement
2014 - Caitlin Augusta & Nadine Lipman - Outstanding Program "Take Your Child to the Library Day"

2013 - Lynn Hidek - Career Achievement
2013 - Otis Library Children's Department - Outstanding Program 

2012 - Linda Williams - Career Achievement

2011 - Shahla Zarinejad - Career Achievement
2011 - Harry Potter Trivia Contest - Outstanding Program 

2010 - 

2009 - 

2008 - 

2007 - 

2006 - Bina Williams - Career Achievement
2006 - Jane Breen - Outstanding Program - "Light One Little Candle"

​2005 - no award

2004 - Susan Cormier - Career Achievement
2004 - FCCLR - Fairfield County Summer Reading Program

2003 - 

2002 - Marcia Trotta - Career Achievement
2002 - Book Voyagers
2002 - Rabbit Hill Festival of Literature

2001 - Farmington Reading Council

2000 - Joan Rossi 
Children's Librarian, Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury, CT

1999 - Linda Gabianelli 
​Children's Librarian, Prosser Public Library, Bloomfield, CT
1999 - Karen McNulty 
Children's Librarian, Avon Public Library, Avon, CT

1998 - Mary Schweitzer
Children's Librarian, Willimantic Public Library, Willimantic, CT
1998 - Judy Stoughton
Children's Librarian, Russell Library, Middletown, CT

1997 - no award

1996 - Virginia Mathews 
Holder of several state and national position for 50 years championing legislation and other issues related to library services to children

1995 - no award

1994 - no award

1993 - no award

1992 - Lana Ferguson - Career Achievement

1991 - Marian Amodeo - Career Achievement
Children's Librarian, Lucy Robbins Welles Library

1990 - Peggy Wargo
Deputy Director, Fairfield Public Library

1989 - no award

1988 - Betsy Wilkins
Children's Librarian Windsor Public Library

1987 - no award

1986 - no award

1985 - Barbara Reed
Artistic Director, Connecticut Storytelling Center, New London

1984 - Helen Canfield
Coordinator Children's Services Hartford Public Library

1983 - no award

1982 - Frank Self
Professor, Early Childhood Education St Joseph's College

1981 - Nancy DeSalvo
Children's Librarian Farmington Public Library

1980 - no award

1979 - Faith Hektoen
Children and Youth Services Consultant CT State Library

 

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