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Berks County Public Libraries honor programs, individuals, organizations at annual celebration

Feb 23, 2018 • by Berks County Public Libraries
Celebrating Libraries, Honoring Leadership, Innovation & Service

On February 21, 2018, Berks County Public Libraries honored people and community organizations for their support and contributions to libraries in Berks County at the 16th Annual Awards Celebration. Award winners and members of the library community attended the celebration at the System Headquarters.

In addition to the category winners, the Berks County Public Libraries advisory board recognized Carol Gardecki (Spring Township Library, West Lawn branch) and Dave Beard (Berks Book Bonanza) with Certificates of Merit.

Winners from the 16th Annual Awards Celebration:

Dreisbach Award for Exemplary Service—Vicki Steinberg and Pam Hilbert, Berks Book Bonanza

Chet Hagan Memorial Public Relations Award—Kutztown Community Library

Linda Baer Friend of the Year—Janet Keener, Friends of the Hamburg Public Library

Trustee of the Year—Mary Laub, Kutztown Community Library

Elected Official—Steve Wolfinger, Muhlenberg Township Commissioner

Outstanding Library Director—Janet Yost, Kutztown Community Library

Outstanding Community Organization—Fleetwood Area High School Future Business Leaders of America

Outstanding Local Business—Keystone Villa of Fleetwood

Outstanding Fundraising Event—HATCH Campaign, Kutztown Community Library

Outstanding Program of the Year (5 winners)—

Escape the Library, Spring Township Library, West Lawn branchFleetwood Kids Give Back, Fleetwood Area Public LibraryHealth & Wellness Fair, Muhlenberg Community LibraryHighland Strong, Kutztown Community LibraryTeen Club: Nerf Wars, Bethel-Tulpehocken Public LibraryHon. Mention: Opioid Crisis Program, Reading Public Library

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