Library of the Year 2019
National Award from Gale and Library Journal Honors LA County Library
We are delighted to announce that LA County Library has been named Library of the Year by Gale and the national magazine Library Journal. This prestigious award celebrates the library system that most profoundly demonstrates service to the community, creativity and innovation in developing community-specific programs, and leadership in creating programs that can be emulated by other libraries.
This is the third honor LA County Library has received in the past 12 months from Library Journal following our wins for 2019 Librarian of the Year and 2018 Marketer of the Year. LA County Library is the first organization ever to win both Library of the Year and Librarian of the Year in the same calendar year, and the first organization to win all 3 awards and be featured on the magazine’s cover 3 times in less than a year. These awards are in addition to other recent national recognitions including being named a Finalist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services 2019 National Medal.
We strive to create a library that provides services for everyone within Los Angeles County. Our collection is always growing, both digitally and in print, our programming is ever changing to meet the needs of our customers, and we are finding new and innovative ways to engage with our customers – you!
We invite you to visit your local library and congratulate the staff personally for this award – it wouldn’t be possible without them.
We are hosting a celebration event at our Manhattan Beach Library on Saturday, June 29 at 5 pm. Come enjoy a fun night with activities for the whole family, with live music, and refreshments.
We’ll also be hosting events at our community libraries on June 26 – more details coming soon!