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- Herbert Putnam Honor Award, American Library Association, 1963
- Randolph-Macon Woman's College Achievement Award, 1964
- Beta Phi Mu Award of Good Teaching, 1964
- Constance Lindsay Skinner Award, Woman's National Book Association, 1973
- Honorary Membership, American Library Association, 1976
- President's Award, American Association of School Librarians, 1980
- Every Child Needs a School Library, 1957
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