• The NJ Center for the book is pleased to announce that Kimberley DeNaples. School  Librarian at the H. Russell Swift Elementary School, will be receiving  the Miss Rumphius award for 2019.  The award will be presented  at the NJASL conference to be held at the Hilton East Brunswick December 8-9, 2019.  Ms DeNaples will be receiving the award for her read more

  • Jocelyn Jimenez of the Princeton Public Library and her program “I Read This Book” is the 2018 Miss Rumphius Award winner. Jocelyn received her citation and award at the Honors and Awards Reception at the New Jersey Library Association’s Annual Conference on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. Her innovative program is targeted to a particular group read more

  • The 2016/2017 Miss Rumphius award, given to a person who develops creative activities to enhance learning and literacy, was awarded to Amanda Winter, Youth Services Librarian at Livingston Public Library. The presentation was made on April 25th at the New Jersey Library Association's Annual Conference Awards Reception at Harrah' s Convention Center in Atlantic City. Pictured at left are : read more

  • In  2015, the Miss Rumphius Award, given to a person who develops creative activities to enhance learning and literacy, was awarded to Ms. Lisa O'Shaughnessy of the East Orange Public Library for her work with tweens in the Invention Lab at her library. The presentation took place at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference at Harrah's Convention Center during read more

  • The 2014 Miss Rumphius Award was presented to Jennifer Jamison, School Librarian at the Atlantic City High School. Fondly referred to as “Mediamama,” by her students and teachers, Ms. Jamison’s winning project was a creative way to “fight the ‘fixed” schedule beast.” Her program promotes flexibility in library scheduling to accommodate access to materials and adequate instruction time, and encourages read more

  • On Saturday, December 1, 2012, Ms. Renee Swartz, Chair of the NJ Center for the Book, awarded the 2012 Miss Rumphius Award to LaDawna Harrington, school media specialist at Millburn High School, Millburn, NJ. The award was presented at the NJ Association of School Librarians Conference at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch, NJ. The award was presented read more

  • On Saturday, December 3, 2011, the NJ Center for the Book awarded the 2011 Miss Rumphius Award to Kim Zito, school media specialist at Crossroads Middle School, South Brunswick. It was presented at the NJ Association of School Librarians. Ms Zito, was the driving force behind South Brunswick’s first ever 2011 community-wide reading initiative entitled South Brunswick Reads . . . The read more

  • In 2010, the New Jersey Center for the Book awarded its Miss Rumphius Award to Dr. Dana Sheridan, the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University. The award honored an extraordinary media project entitled The BiblioFiles,which was inspired by a correspondence between Dana Sheridan and the late Lloyd Alexander. The BiblioFiles is a web-based Cotsen Children’s Library’s program read more