The NJ Center for the Book is pleased to announce that applications for the 2024 Miss Rumphius Award are now open. In the spirit of the title character in the National Book Award winner by Barbara Cooney, the Center is seeking creative and engaging programs that enhance literacy in our communities. Eligible candidates must be employed in NJ as a librarian, library staff, library student, certified educator, or teacher assistant. A $300 honorarium is offered to the winner(s). More information about applications can be found here.