Established in 1992, the Library of the Year Award by Gale Cengage and Library Journal celebrates the libraries that most profoundly demonstrate service to the community, creativity, and innovation. This year, the award guidelines were revamped to include an explicit focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion both inside the library and out in the community. They also looked at how the library kept staff and patrons safe and engaged through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sacramento Public Library is excited and humbled to be named one of two honorable mentions in the 2021 Library of the Year awards. It is an honor to be able to serve our diverse Sacramento communities through accessability efforts, hosting Hardwood conversations, census and election support, and launching 32 new virtual programs and services for all ages in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last year, the library is proud to have been able to offer free Wi-Fi hotspots to patrons and help ensure our community has access to vital resources like free mobile printing and curbside service.
We are energized every day by the work we do and by connecting, convening and conversing with our community. Inside the organization and out, we are committed to listening and using that input to drive needed change.
Read the full article on this year's Library of the Year award here