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Awards & Celebrations


Pennsylvania Library Association Awards

View awards presented by the Association and their criteria, and see previous award winners. Nominations for 2018 are being accepted through August 1.

Nominate a deserving library or individual!


Carolyn Field Award Winners

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

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.  

Applications for 2018 are now closed. The application for 2018 nominations can be found here. 2019 applications will be due in March.   

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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