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Applications for  John Cotton Dana Awards are being accepted. This award honors outstanding library public relations initiatives. Eight awards of $10,000 are granted. It is open to any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider. The deadline is March 16, 2018. ...

The Stand for Your Mission Awards will recognize nonprofit boards that have “established advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership and, by doing so, are helping their organizations realize their missions and set priorities in partnership with policymakers...

The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award honors an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library...

Laurie Doan of the Tredyffrin Public Library  is the recipeint of the I Love My Librarian Award! Read about the award. ...

Gladwyne Free Library

  The Gladwyne Free Library, a branch of the Lower Merion Library System, received a 2017 Historic Preservation Award from the Township of Lower Merion Historical Commission and Historical Architectural Review Board. The Library was renovated to make the three level facility...

Get an award for your website, film, video, media & PR, Social, Mobile Sites & Apps, Games, or Podcasts & Digital Audio, and Games.  Learn about the Webbys, which honors excellence in media, and apply.  There are many categories, including nonprofit, community...

October 2 is the deadline to apply for the Gilbert Caregiving Legacy Awards. One award of $20,000 will be given in each of the following three categories: Creative Expression Diverse/Multicultural Communities Policy and Advocacy Learn more! ...

Learn about and enter Library Journal’s Marketer of the Year award! ...

Twenty-seven projects totaling $5, 939,310 were recently awarded Keystone grants. See the list of awarded projects below. The competitive grant is used to award matching construction and facilities grants to municipalities that sponsor state-aided public libraries. Grants pay up...

Jeanie Sluck’s Work for Literacy Cited Jeanie Sluck, director of the Taylor Community Library, was honored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association with its “Celebrate Literacy Award” during the Association’s 50th Anniversary Dinner recently. Sluck was recognized...