Civic & Community Engagement

Engaged and empowered citizens generate optimism about the future, produce good decisions on meeting tough community challenges and contribute to local economic vitality. In communities large and small, public libraries provide leadership, information, tools and a place where people can connect to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of active civic engagement.

This category honors innovations in partnering with local government and other community institutions; advancing civic and community knowledge and initiating activities to promote community discourse as well as problem-solving.