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Sally Anderson, Executive Director

Wendy Martin, Associate Director

Debbi Richardson, Director of Operations



Greg DeFrancis,
Montshire Museum of Science

Meredith Wade,
Synergy Learning

Casey Murrow,
Synergy Learning

Janice Stockman, Education Consultant

Robert Anderson, Science Educator

Catherine White, Educator

Charlotte Stetson, Education Consultant

Jennifer Wolfe, Educator

Amy Apgar, Educator

Karen Duggan, Educator

Heidi Santaw, Educator

Christina Blais, Educator

Becky Crandell, Educator

Heidi Smith, Educator

Marian Wagner, Educator


Vermont Center for the Book disseminates a wide variety of its Mother Goose Programs™ to increase children’s knowledge, school readiness, success and self-esteem by building the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents, librarians and educators. These professional development programs provide adults with picture books, guides, materials and training, transforming reading with children into multidimensional and powerful learning experiences.

As an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, we work within a network of 50 state-center affiliates to promote books, reading, literacy and libraries locally, regionally and nationally.

We also work closely nationally with public libraries, child-care organizations, health and human services agencies, elementary schools, Head Start and science museums, among other organizations.

Vermont Center for the Book was established as the Vermont Reading Project in 1985 by founder Sally Anderson, VCB's Executive Director.  In January 1994 the Vermont Reading Project became the Vermont Center for the Book. VCB is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) corporation with a volunteer board.  The name Mother Goose Programs™ was adopted as the public persona of the organization in 2003.

Mother Goose Programs are used in more than 30 states and hundreds of professionals and thousands of parents have been introduced to these programs.

As a private non-profit organization, VCB has a variety of funding sources: the National Science Foundation, Jane’s Trust, the Henderson Foundation, Verizon Foundation, the State of Vermont, the Turrell Fund, the Windham Foundation and private individuals. Most recently VCB has partnered with the Vermont Department of Libraries through Vermont's Early Literacy Initiative.


Sally Anderson, President, Ex Officio
Vermont Center for the Book
Chester, VT

James M. Alic, Chair
Ludlow, VT

Jeanne Davis
Pownal, VT

Bruce Farr
Ludlow, VT

Keith Garton
South Egremont, MA

Grace W. Greene
Barre, VT

Carolyn Kehler
Woodstock, VT

Anne Lamb
Chester, VT

Natacha Liuzzi
Hinesburg, VT

Martha M. Walke
South Strafford, VT

Mark Young
Orwell, VT



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