Adele Taylor: 2011 Honoree
Adele Taylor has loved books her whole life and realized at a young age that many people take the gift of literacy for granted while others don't have access to reading at all. In an effort to increase awareness and promote literacy in people of all ages, Adele created Adele's Literacy Library in December 2008.
Through her organization, Adele collects thousands of books and bookmarks to donate to schools, libraries and other non-profits in need. As part of her program, she also leads "Storytelling with Adele" where she reads to people and explains the importance of literacy and the advantages of reading. In addition, Adele started "Read All You Can" - a competition between students to see who can read the most books in a month. Last year, more than 2,000 kids participated and a total of 18,271 books were read in a month! For more information on Adele's Literacy Library, click here .