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2016 Best Practice Awards

Please join the Best Practices Committee in congratulating the following libraries who received a Best Practices Award or Honorable Mention for an outstanding youth services program.


  • Winner: James V. Brown Memorial Library – Pint-Sized Pollocks (Contact: Nina White)
  • Honorable Mention: James V. Brown Memorial Library – Sensory Play Storytime (Contact: Nina White)


  • Winner: Priestly Forsythe Memorial Library - Nature Nuts (Contact: Kimberly King)
  • Honorable Mention: Lansdowne Public Library – Story Tube (Contact: Rachee Fagg)

School Age

  • Winner: Lansdowne Public Library – Star Wars Jedi Academy (Contact: Rachee Fagg)
  • Honorable Mention: Joseph T. Simpson Public Library – Kindergarten Pennies Count (Contact: Sue Erdman)

Middle School

  • Winner: Reading Public Library – First Annual Middle School Comic Con (Contact: Ashly Roman)

High School

  • Winner: Centre County Library – Multi-Generational Video Project (Contact: Jennifer Cinelli)
  • Honorable Mention: Free Library of Philadelphia – Flyers Come Alive (Contact: Abbe Klebenoff)


  • Winner: Delaware County Libraries – TechniGals Summer STE(A)M Camp (Contact: Mary Glendening)
  • Honorable Mention: Glenside Free Library – STEM for Little Friends (Contact: Allison Frick)

Display & Design

  • Winner: Moon Township Library – Birthday Bunch (Contact: Megan Goode)
  • Honorable Mention: Community Library of Castle Shannon – Fact of the Week (Contact: Heather Weleski)

Awards were issued at the Carolyne L. Smith Best Practices Award Breakfast on October 17 at the Pennsylvania Library Association annual conference.

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