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Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Scholarships at the Festival

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Kaigler-Lamont Award.

The Kaigler-Lamont Award is awarded each year to a children’s or school librarian for distinguished accomplishments in promoting children’s reading in Mississippi schools and public libraries. The award is presented annually at The University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival.

The winner of the Kaigler-Lamont Award receives:

  • Recognition at the 2023 Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival
  • Plaque
  • $500 honorarium
  • $500 honorarium to purchase books for their library

2023 nominations are due February 24, 2023.

2023 Kaigler-Lamont Nomination Form

1998- Mattie Rials

1999- Lawana Cummings and Charjean Graves

2000- Sybil Hanna

2001- Sherry Donald

2002- Linda E. Sikes

2003- Gerrie Ann Weldon

2004- Vickie Ross

2005- Victoria Penny

2006- Carol Phares

2007- Ramona Barrett

2008- Sally James

2009- Linda Perez

2011- Faye Harris Bruce

2012- Dianne Butler

2013- Elizabeth Turner

2014- Tracey H. Crawford

2015- Kathie Ward

2016- Becky Smith

2017- Nettie Moore

2018- Venetia Oglesby

2019- Jennifer Baker

2020- Beckie Nieman

2021- Connie Robinson and Loraine Walker

2022- Otha Keys

 

Contact Us

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Cook Library
118 College Dr. #5146
Hattiesburg, MS 30406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
Karen.rowellFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4228