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Awards & Celebrations

On behalf of the Best Practices Committee, we congratulate the libraries who received a Best Practices Award or Honorable Mention for an outstanding youth services program in 2017.


Pennsylvania Library Association Awards

View awards presented by the Association, and previous award winners. Members can link to award nominations.

Carolyn Field Award Winners

The Youth Services Division of PaLA has an Award Committee to choose the award winning titles each year.

Pennsylvania Library Association Best Practices Awards

Pennsylvania libraries are providing fun, instructional and developmentally-appropriate programs and services to children from pre-school to high school, their families, and caregivers. The Youth Services Division of PaLA has a Best Practices Committee to choose these annual awards.  The deadline to submit a nomination is usually at the end of March. The application for 2018 nominations will be posted here when available.

Find a list of the 2017 winners and honorable mentions.

Find a list of the 2016 winners and honorable mentions.

Library Raves!

Celebrate exciting things at your library! All Pennsylvania Library Association members are invited to log in and blog about events coming up or recently past. Post images, video, text, links and more. Read the blog. Find instructions to add your own stories.

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