Little Free Library

Little Free Library

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Monday, September 26th

On Monday, September 26th, a new Little Free Library was introduced into the Worldwide Organization at Dublin Elementary School.  This is a joint project of the New River Valley Reading Council, DES Microsociety, and Beans and Rice.  The Library was built by Diversified Manufacturing in Dublin.  This project was originally kicked off last year as a project to celebrate International Literacy Day.  This year, an official ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday, September 26, 2016 to celebrate getting a charter plate with an official number representing the official entry into the Little Free Library organization.


Students, parents, teachers, and community members were present for the ceremony.  The Superintendent of Pulaski County Public Schools, Dr. Kevin Siers had the honor of being the official “ribbon cutter” for the evening.  Representatives from the other organizations were also present for this exciting event.


Dr. Kevin Siers (Superintendent PCPS), students, Dr. Perry (Principal of DES), and Laci Carroll (steward of Little Free Library and NRVRC President) enjoying books!


Elizabeth Webb (Assistant Principal DES), Rachel Simmers (Treasurer NRVRC), Ronda Dalton (DES Rockin Afterschool Microsociety and Beans and Rice), Laci Carroll (Library Steward and President NRVRC), Jessica Hall (DES Rockin Afterschool Microsociety and Beans and Rice), Dr. Michael Perry (Principal DES), Dr. Kevin Siers (Superintendent PCPS).


Accepting Nominations for the Celebrate Literacy Award

The New River Valley Reading Council is looking for nominations for our Celebrate Literacy Award that will be presented at our Fall Conference on October 22nd. The Celebrate Literacy Award recognizes organizations, institutions, and individuals that have made literacy contributions at the local, state, or provincial level. The hope is that the celebration will familiarize the public with literacy activities in the community and call attention to the work that is being done by the schools and the International Reading Association to promote literacy worldwide.

Candidates may be considered for the following:

  • direct teaching at any level
  • organizing local literacy programs
  • promoting support from the public relative to enhancing literacy
  • producing teaching materials or special media for literacy programs
  • conducting research in field related to literacy
  • conducting special surveys of importance for literacy planning,
  • providing young people the opportunity to help in literacy activities
  • conducting informal educational activities of a social, cultural, economic, or political nature in which literacy activities are included (radio and television programs, publications and press, library programs, and projects for special populations, such as the handicapped and the aged).

Nominations must include:

  1. Name, address, and phone number of the nominee
  2. Description of the contributions to literacy on which the nomination is based (not to exceed three pages) and results of the contributions

*Nominations are due by Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 and can be sent to