Selected Articles about Mother Goose on the Loose:
Betsy Diamant-Cohen was selected as the winner of the 2018 Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries in in recognition of her work as the creator and Executive Director of the early literacy program, Mother Goose on the Loose. The award jury was impressed by the success and growth of Mother Goose on the Loose as Diamant-Cohen has expanded it to reach families from all walks of life. Given annually by Library Juice Press, the Vattemare Award recognizes contributions in the LIS field that are marked by originality, creative energy, and novel combinations of ideas. The primary consideration in
selecting the awardee is their creation of new possibilities for libraries and library workers.
“Mother Goose in the NICU: Support for the Neediest Infants and Their Families,” an article jointly written by Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Susan Sonnenschein, Dawn Sacks, Summer Rosswog, and Brenda Hussey-Gardner was published in Children and Libraries magazine in Spring 2018.
The Every Child Ready to Read Evaluation Report (Bringing Literacy Home: An Evaluation of the Every Child Ready to Read Program) highlights Mother Goose on the Loose, on pages 33, 35-37. While the report does not mention MGOL by name, it is clearly a MGOL program and the library quoted, Jenna, is a seasoned MGOL presenter. November, 2017
The University of Maryland Medical Center created a video to highlight the new Mother Goose on the Loose Goslings program, developed by Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen and presented to NICU families by members of Port Discovery Children’s Museum Education Team.
Photos from the Vigo County Public Library of their MGOL program. They have a Mother Goose on the Loose mobile that travels to local home daycares and schools, bringing the program to children of all ages in a wide variety of settings outside of the library.
OPAT (Oklahoma Parents as Teachers) is a free home visitation program for parents and children who live in Putnam City. Through it, MGOL is being offered at more than 50 elementary schools in Oklahoma City, and parents with children from birth to age 5 are being served.
Mother Goose Flies Again – in Mountain Democrat, California’s Oldest Newspaper, Feb. 25, 2012
Baby Storytime–Bells and Scarves – LibErin
Choosing Books After a MGOL Program Post Tribune, Feb. 21,2 2012
Giving Thoughtfully in Tough Times, Lincoln News Messenger, Jan. 26, 2012
Haney, Powell, Take New Positions in Oconee County Public Library System, Independent Mail, South Carolina, Jan. 25, 2012
Five Things You Need to Know Today, Martha’s Vineyard Patch, Jan. 20, 2012
Libary Holds Story time, Ohio Valley, Jan. 19, 2012
Mother Goose Stays With Friends, Jan. 4, 2012
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