Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award

This Saturday, November 19, the Westchester Library Association will be presenting the 15th Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award.

According to a press release from the Association, The Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award was established in 1990 by librarians, storytellers and educators in Westchester County to honor Anne Izard, an extraordinary librarian, storyteller and Children’s Services Consultant in the Westchester County Library System. The Award seeks to bring the riches of storytelling to greater public awareness by highlighting and promoting distinguished books on storytelling published for children and adults.

The heart and soul of the award is that its recipients are selected with the main intention of honoring books that can be used with confidence as resources for storytellers, in addition to being considered excellent works of literature. Stories must be entirely successful without depending upon illustrations, graphic elements or audio-visual media. Collections of books, nonfiction narratives like poetry and biographies, and folk tales are all eligible for the award. 

The award is presented every two years. All the books selected for this year’s award are available in the Westchester Public Library system. Read more about these Anne Izard Award Winners and be sure to check out any of these great books for readers both young and old!

The award presentation is open to the public at the John C. Hart Memorial Library and will also be on Zoom. Details about the in-person event and the Zoom meeting are listed below.

Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award

Coffee and conversation will begin at 9:30am.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

10:00am to Noon

John C. Hart Memorial Library

1130 East Main Street

Shrub Oak, New York 10588


Alison Robles is a part-time page at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for fantasy, history and science fiction. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations.