Parents and Reading Award

Deadline: February 1

The purpose of this award is to recognize councils for their outstanding service in encouraging parents to read to their children. Let ORA know what your council is doing to encourage parents to read to their children. Consider seeking additional funding for your project from local or area businesses.

Some of the projects councils have completed are:

  • Councils give new parents paperback books by well-known authors and brochures with suggested reading for different age levels in a bag. These are given to new parents at the hospital.
  • Paperback books and a rattle were wrapped up with a diaper and were given to expectant parents at a local exposition or festival.
  • Book baskets were provided and refilled at a local doctor’s office.
  • If you have a mall close by, you could set up a booth for parents.

Parents and Reading Award Appllication

The Oklahoma Reading Association Coordinator for this award is:

Vickie Hinkle
Mid-America Christian University
3500 S.W. 119th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
405-692-3148 (W)


Past Recipients of the ORA Parents and Reading Award include:

Cherokee Strip Reading Council
Lakeland Reading Council
Mustang Area Reading Council
Northwest Reading Council
Southeastern Reading Council
Tulsa County Reading Council

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