2013-05-24 / Community

Vote For Your Library!

The Charles H. Revson Foundation has announced that five libraries will receive $10,000 each for outstanding service in the first-ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

A call for nominations is now open.

The NYC Neighborhood Library Awards is the first-ever awards program of its kind and the largest cash prize awarded directly to branch libraries. The awards celebrate the unique ways that local libraries serve NYC’s diverse communities in the 21st century.

New Yorkers can submit nominations from now until July 1st explaining how their local branch library meets the specific needs of their neighborhood and why it should win $10,000.

According to a release by the Foundation, in 2011, New York City’s public libraries, including those in Queens, received 40.5 million visits, and library program attendance has increased 40 percent over the last decade.

Given the changing economic environment, libraries are constantly evolving to meet the needs of New Yorkers through new programs, classes, job resources, community events, and more.

Residents of all five boroughs can nominate their local libraries through any of the public library websites www.bklynpubliclibrary.org, www.NYPL.org, and www.Queens- Library.org.

The NYC Neighborhood Library Awards program is an independent awards project sponsored by the Charles H. Revson Foundation, in association with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show.

A review committee will sort the nominations submitted by the public, and a panel of judges will select five winners.

For more information, see the Revson Foundation’s website www.revsonfoundation.org/nyclibraryawards.

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