Louisville Free Public Library, NYC Member Libraries Receive LibraryAware Community Award

April 27th, 2016

Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) was recently selected as the first place recipient of the 2016 LibraryAware Community Award presented by Library Journal and funded by LibraryAware, a product of EBSCO Publishing's NoveList Division. LFPL is one of five libraries to receive the award, which recognizes communities that engage with their libraries to improve the lives of their citizens and create lifelong learners and library users. ULC members New York Public Library, Queens Library and Brooklyn Public Library were also named LibraryAware Community Award honorees.

LFPL received the award in recognition of the Library's work to improve literacy through strong partnerships with their local school system and other key stakeholders; engage residents through community activities and events; and lead innovative education initiatives, such as Code Lousiville and a new Family Education/GED program.

Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Library and New York Public Library were praised for their deep engagement with local government to implement New York City's idNYC program, which helps connect those who cannot obtain a state driver's license or passport, such as undocumented immigrants and teens, with photo identification to access needed services.

Click here to read the full Library Journal article on the accomplishments of these exemplary libraries.