Congratulations to John Jorgensen and the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation! The Foundation was recently recognized by the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) for the impact Wyoming Reads has had on the children of Wyoming.
In memory of his late wife, John created the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation in 1996 “to benefit libraries and advance the cause of childhood literacy.” The Foundation later narrowed to a singular focus – Wyoming Reads.
For the past 20+ years, Wyoming Reads has supported early literacy by creating a reading celebration during which 1st graders are each given a beautiful hard-back book they can keep and use to start their at-home libraries.
Jorgensen’s passion for promoting a love a reading is contagious, and he has been instrumental in helping others replicate the program several other states.
AASL is a subgroup of the national American Library Association, and is selective in choosing honorees. Mr. Jorgensen is one of approximately 12 national honorees this year. (Quite impressive!)
Thank you Mr. Jorgensen for caring about our kids!