The public library of the year is Chili Public Library. The judges were impressed by the large number of heartfelt nominations. They all agreed that “The staff and the library are loved by their community.” Some of the comments on this library are: “I have loved the Chili Public Library for years! The staff is wonderful – warm, friendly, and helpful!” and also “This library welcoming…not only the staff, but also the library itself.” Visit this webpage for a video of the library and a link to a photo tour.
The school library of the year goes to Brockport High School Library. The judges were impressed by the thoughtful nominations of this library and noted that library staff was mentioned by name. Some of the comments on this library are: “I have been a teacher for 25 years and I have never worked with more energetic, competent, helpful, and knowledgeable librarians!” and also “Our library is remarkable entirely because of our head librarian, Kathleen Jaccarino, and library staff, Jane Agte and Pauline Pratt.” Visit this webpage for a video of this library and a link to a photo tour.
Finally, in the academic library of the year is University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. The panel of judges were impressed by the high level of service provided by the librarians and noted by the nominees. “The libraries have done a really good job building relationships with the teaching faculty” — something that all libraries strive to do, but not all succeed. Visit this webpage for a video of this library and a photo tour with many photos that show how extensive the library is.
Congratulations to all these great regional libraries.