Excellence in Library Service Awards

Peace Library System would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Library Service Awards, Beaverlodge Public Library and Elmworth Community Library. The award winners were announced on September 21 at the Rural Libraries Conference

Beaverlodge Public Library was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Library Service award for public library programs and services for their Craft Beer Experience program from their Loud at the Library series. New friends were made and long-time friends created new memories. People are still talking about it months later! The Beaverlodge Public Library has gained new patrons as a result of this special event and attendees went away with a keen understanding that the modern library is one of the hubs of the community where people gather, learn, create new experiences, contribute to the development of a vibrant community, and just have fun.

Elmworth Community Library was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Library Service award for public library promotions. The promotional efforts at Elmworth Community Library means it does not just meet the literary and educational needs of its patrons, but it has become a valued meeting place in the community and an important partner with other community organisations. Barbara’s willingness to consider and then implement many ideas and suggestions from patrons and the larger library community, and to then reach out to the rest of the larger community to make them aware of what’s happening at the library, has translated into an active and appealing atmosphere at Elmworth Community Library.

As part of its commitment to encourage innovation and recognize outstanding achievement in public and school library service in the Peace region, Peace Library System annually presents awards in three categories to public libraries and one award to school libraries. The Excellence in Library Service Awards will be presented at the Rural Libraries Conference on September 21, 2017. Please visit this link for a list of previous recipients.

Selection Process
A committee of Peace Library System staff reviews the nominations and selects the recipient(s). An award is not necessarily given in each category each year.
Each award consists of a framed certificate and a monetary award of $200 to be used at the local library board’s discretion.
Nomination Submissions
Member library staff, board members, school administrators, teachers, or members of the public may submit nominations. Only one project per library may be nominated each year, and libraries cannot win for a project previously awarded.

The nomination information provided by you is the only criteria by which the committee chooses the award recipients. Therefore, we encourage you to provide as much detail as possible about the nominated project in your submission. The above nomination form must accompany your nomination but you are welcome to submit supplementary material.

Paper submissions shall be addressed to the Awards Committee and mailed to Peace Library System at:

8301 - 110 Street
Grande Prairie, AB
T8W 6T2

Electronic submissions shall be sent to estewart@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca.  


Submissions must be postmarked or received no later than June 30.