Awards & Recognition
Stortime Crafts is honored to be recognized for our impact throughout communities.

2021

August

• Needham Channel News
Storytime Crafts appeared in a featured segment highlighting its mission of uniting communities to promote inclusive childhood literacy. 

October 

• Little Free Library 

Impact Library Program Award - Storytime Crafts, Inc

Recipient of a Little Free Library Impact Library package. Chosen to receive a Little Free Library book sharing box because of Storytime Crafts' impact throughout neighborhoods with limited book access.

December

• The Commonwealth of Massachusetts/House of Representatives

Storytime Crafts was ackowledged by Massachusetts Representative Denise Garlick (13th Norfolk District) for its ongoing efforts to help those in need.

2022

January

• Needham Youth & Family Services - Honoring an Outstanding Citizen

Patrick and Patricia Forde Good Person Memorial Award - Lisa Vergara, Founder

This award recognizes an adult in the community who has helped make Needham a better place to live through his/her volunteer work and commitment. 

• The Commonwealth of Massachusetts - The house of Representatives

The Massachusetts house of Representatives -Citation Award - Lisa Vergara, Founder

Presented by Massachusetts State Representaive Denise Garlick in recognition of being awarded the Patrick and Patricia Forde Good Person Memorial Award for creating Storytime Crafts for all children and kindness within our community.

• Little Free Library - Read in Color 

Read in Color Library Receipient - Storytime Crafts, Inc

Storytime Crafts was selected to recieve a Read in Color library in recognition of its committment to provide diverse books for all readers.

• Little Free Library - GMA Book Club Pick

Good Morning America’s January Book Club Pick - Storytime Crafts

Storytime Crafts' little free library located at Washington Beech Playground, Roslindale, MA was one of 150 registered libraries selected to receive Good Morning America’s January Book Club Pick: “The Maid” by Nita Prose. 

April

• UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association - 49th Annual Alumni Awards 

Volunteer Service Award - Lisa Vergara, Founder, UMass Dartmouth, '83

This award recognizes a graduate for outstanding service to UMass Dartmouth and the community.

May

• Little Free Library - Todd H. Bol Award

Award for Outstanding Achievement - Lisa Vergara, Founder

This award honors extraordinary individuals and organizations who embody LFL’s mission to build community, inspire readers and expand book access for all.

June

• Little Free Library - Steward Spotlight

Feature Spotlight: Lisa Vergara, Founder

Storytime Crafts was recognized for its efforts to install little free libraries in neighborhoods with a goal of providing book access to all.  

July 

• Judith’s Reading Room - Freedom Through Literacy Award 

Board Option Prize Winner - "Literacy Through Art of the Book" - Lisa Vergara, Founder

This award identifies and honors individual champions of literacy from all disciplines around the world -- teachers, librarians, authors, researchers, educators -- anyone who has done exemplary work to instill in others a love of reading.

Click on the link to view: Storytime Crafts 2021 interview with the Needham Channel.

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Click on the link to view: 2022 Patrick and Patricia Good Person Memorial Award on the Needham Channel.

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