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Youth Excellence Program of the Year Award

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Past Recipients:


Louie Lauer- Fargo Public Schools

Lesley Allan- Williston Public Schools

Jennifer Hess- Eagles Elementary, Fargo Public Schools

Deadline - May 31st

Nomination Procedure:

To nominate an individual or group, send a letter of nomination to the SLAYS Chair. NDLA membership is not required to nominate a person(s) for this award. Letters of nomination must include specific reasons for nomination.


This citation is awarded by the School Library and Youth Services (SLAYS) division of NDLA to a person or persons who exemplifies excellence in library services to youth. This excellence can be demonstrated through one or more of the following: collaborative partnerships; access to technology; information and readers advisory services; education support; programs and services that address special needs or underserved customers; reading promotion; youth participation; intergenerational activities; programs and services that emphasize and promote the library’s role in the state, region, local municipality and/or school district.

Further Info:

Recognition of the recipient is made during the NDLA Award Banquet at the annual NDLA conference. Additionally, the winner will be profiled in The Good Stuff, receiving a commemorative plaque. For more Information, and to nominate an individual or group, contact the SLAYS chair.

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