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Bresnahan Award Week

It's Bresnahan Award Week!


Starting Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 12, we'll bring you exciting story time reads of the five books nominated for the 2020 Bresnahan Award.

The book award was created in 2014 by members of the Liverpool Central School District Library Department in memory of esteemed colleague Lori Bresnahan. Students in grades K through 6 read the nominated books and then voted for their favorites. The five finalists will be read by distinguished guests on the LCDS and Liverpool Public Library websites and Facebook pages, with the winning book read on Friday, June 12.


Friday, June 11:

Click here to reveal the winning book and hear it read out loud!



grumpy monkeyMonday, June 8:
Grumpy Monkey, written by Suzanne Lang and illustrated by Max Lang. Enjoy our guest reader, Jennifer Albicelli, teacher-librarian from the LCSD.  For a larger view


Tuesday, June 9:
Elmore, written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie. Read by LPL children's  librarian Laurel Sharp.

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Wednesday, June 10: 
The First Men Who Went to the Moon - written by Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrated by Scott Brundage and read by LPL Director Glenna Wisniewski.

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Thursday, June 11: 

Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book: written and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup.Read by LCSD Superintendent Mark Potter.

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Friday, June 11: Click here to find out the winning book and hear it read out loud!

Bresnahan Book Award

Nominees are selected from the list created by the New York State Reading Association for the Charlotte Award, one of Lori’s favorite book awards.

The purpose of the award is to encourage LCSD students to read outstanding literature and evaluate books.

Lori Bresnahan (1966 – 2013)

It is with great respect and admiration for Lori’s work in the library field that the Liverpool Central School District Librarians present this award. Lori was a school librarian with the Oswego, Syracuse and Liverpool school districts. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego and her master’s degree from Syracuse University. In addition to teaching children, Lori taught children’s literature at the graduate level at SUNY Oswego. Beyond her professional work, she was involved in many educational, cultural and community groups. Lori’s love of children’s literature and her infectious enthusiasm for sharing it with children enriched the lives of many students throughout Central New York. This award was created to honor her memory and instill in children a love of beautiful picture books.