Dr. Janice Del Negro named Illinois Library Luminary

The Butler Children’s Literature Center is celebrating the recognition of Dr. Janice Del Negro as a 2020 Library Luminary.

The ILA Executive Board approved Del Negro as a new Illinois Library Luminary on September 24, 2020. The “Illinois Library Luminary” title honors those who have made a significant contribution to Illinois libraries and whose nomination is approved by the ILA Board. Subsequently, supporters of the nomination raise at least $2,000 for the ILA endowment for excellence in library service in Illinois. As an award-winning storyteller, author, educator, and coach, Del Negro’s nomination from late spring quickly raised the requisite funds in her name in support of her nomination. Library Luminaries named in 2020 will be recognized at the 2020 virtual ILA Awards Ceremony on Thursday evening, October 22, 5:30 p.m. Attendance is free, although registration is required.

Congratulations, Janice, on this well-deserved honor! Your dedication to your students, IL libraries, and BCLC is a gift.

It’s not too late to make a donation in her name to support the ILA Endowment and all the valuable work the organization does to support IL libraries. https://www.ila.org/support-ila/illinois-library-luminaries