Library Awards

Library Awards

1999 - Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Public Relations Award, Honorable     Mention for the 1998 Summer Reading Program Unlock the Mystery-Read!

1999 - Massachusetts Friends of the Libraries (MFOL), Honorable Mention, “Great Ideas Award” for Homebound Delivery Program.
 
2001 - Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Public Relations Award, Honorable Mention Bookmark Category for the 2000 Summer Reading Program Open Books, Open Frontiers bookmark.  

2001 - Massachusetts Friends of the Libraries (MFOL), Second Place, “Great Ideas Contest” for circulating book bags for children’s materials.

2003 - $7,500 LSTA federal grant award from Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for “Wilmington Reads, One Book, One Community.”

2005 - $3.4 million construction grant awarded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. (Grant was forfeited in November, 2005 after voters rejected authorization for funding construction cost balance of $8.3 million).

2005 - Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Public Relations Award, Honorable Mention for “Vote! It Does a Nation Good” a collaborative teen program presented in 2004.

2006 - VOYA (Voices of Youth Advocates) “Most Valuable Program Award” for “Vote! It Does a Nation Good” a collaborative teen program presented in 2004.

2007 - Susan MacDonald, Children’s Librarian, was recipient of the Phyllis Allen Smith North Shore Council’s Annual Celebrate Literacy Award.

2007 - Charlotte Wood, Head of Technical Services, was one of three Massachusetts Librarians to win an all expenses paid trip to the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference paid for by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

2007 - $20,000 LSTA federal grant award from Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for “Serving ‘Tweens and Teens.

2007 - Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Public Relations Award, First Place in the web site category.

2008 - Christina Stewart, Library Director, received the “Unsung Heroine Award” from the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women for library makeover project. She was nominated by Superintendent of Schools Joanne Benton.

2009 - Charlotte Wood, Assistant Library Director, was among the forty applicants selected to participate in the Library Leadership Massachusetts Institute, July 27 through July 30, sponsored by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the six Massachusetts Regional Library Systems. The 3.5 day Institute drew applications from a highly-qualified pool of candidates from across the state and included professional staff and paralibrarians.

2009 - Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Public Relations Award, First Place, Bookmark Category for Adult Program Bookmarks

2010 - $12,500 grant from the Praxair Corporation for self-check unit.

2010 - $10,000  LSTA federal grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for Customer Services Training.

2011 - Friends of the Library Book Store Next Door received the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award

2011 - Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Public Relations Award – Second place for Brochure Category for “Wilmington Reads Michael Pollan” brochure designed by Katie Huffman, Reference and Adult Services Librarian

2013 - Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Public Relations Award - First place in the newsletter category, second place in the web site category and third place in the bookmark category.