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Children's and YA 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.

2019- Mary Proudfoot- Brookfield Library- Career Achievement

2018 - Nancy Brewer - Ledyard Libraries - Career Achievement

2017 - Jane Ash - E. C. Scranton Library, Madison - Career Achievement
2017 - Marissa Correia - Huntington Branch Library, Shelton - Outstanding Program

2016 - Sue Ford - New Milford Public Library - Career Achievement
2016 - Allison Whiston & Claudette Stockwell - Killingly Public Library - Outstanding Program

2015 - Alice Sherwood - Greenwich Public Library - Career Achievement
2015 - Cindy Wall & Lynn Pawloski - Southington Library & Museum - Outstanding Program

2014 - Janet Pagano Murphy - West Hartford Public Library - Career Achievement
2014 - Caitlin Augusta & Nadine Lipman - Stratford Library Association and Waterford Public Library - Outstanding Program "Take Your Child to the Library Day"

2013 - Lynn Hidek - Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton - Career Achievement
2013 - Otis Library Children's Department - Norwich - Outstanding Program

2012 - Linda Williams - Connecticut State Library - Career Achievement

2011 - Shahla Zarinejad - Rockville Public Library - Career Achievement

2011 - Harry Potter Trivia Contest - Farmington Valley Children's Librarians - Outstanding Program 

2010 - no award

2009 - Kate McClelland - Perrott Memorial Library (posthumous) - Career Achievement
2009 - Kathy Krasniewicz - Perrott Memorial Library, Greenwich (posthumous) - Career Achievement

2008 - Connie Rockman - Stratford Library Association - Career Achievement

2007 - Janice Madrak - Simsbury Library - Career Achievement 

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

​2005 - no award

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

2003 - Book Voyagers - Connecticut Humanities - Outstanding Program
2003 - Rabbit Hill Festival - Westport Public Library - Outstanding Program

2002 - Suzanne Maryeski & Joan Marchand - Farmington Valley Reading Council - Career Achievement

2001 - Marcia Trotta - Meriden Public Library - Career Achievement

2000 - Joan Rossi - Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury - Career Achievement

1999 - Linda Gabianelli ​- Prosser Library, Bloomfield - Career Achievement
1999 - Karen McNulty - Avon Public Library - Career Achievement

1998 - Mary Schweitzer - Willimantic Public Library - Career Achievement
1998 - Judy Stoughton - Russell Library, Middletown - Career Achievement

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 - Career Achievement 

1995 - no award

1994 - no award

1993 - no award

1992 - Lana Ferguson - Guilford Public Library - Career Achievement

1991 - Marian Amodeo - Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Newington - Career Achievement

1990 - Peggy Wargo - Fairfield Public Library - Career Achievement

1989 - no award

1988 - Betsy Wilkins - Windsor Public Library - Career Achievement

1987 - no award

1986 - no award

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

1984 - Helen Canfield - Hartford Public Library - Career Achievement

1983 - no award

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

1981 - Nancy DeSalvo - Farmington Public Library - Career Achievement

1980 - no award

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

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