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
To read more and see photos, please visit: https://www.berkslibraries.org/16th-annual-awards.