MCPL has won the prestigious 2016 Top Innovator Award from the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) for our Library Refresh Program!
The Refresh Program represents an innovative approach to revitalize libraries by avoiding major building renovations and long-term shutdown of facilities, and updating infrastructure and technologies towards creating 21st century libraries. The Program refreshes branches on a rotating, system-wide scale while maintaining an economical and timely approach, minimizing interruption of library availability for services within the affected community.
The award was officially presented to County Executive Isiah Leggett by ULC CEO and President Susan Benton during the reception of the annual Joint Meeting of the Montgomery County Library Board, Library Advisory Committees, and Friends of the Library on November 2.
Read about MCPL's new initiatives and programs as covered by local and national media. We are excited to serve the entire Montgomery County community.
2016 Urban Libraries Council, Top Innovators, Organizational Change and Strategic Management: The Library Refresh Program: In-Time Solutions. This winning innovation was featured in ULC's December 7 newsletter.
2015 Urban Libraries Council, Positioning the Library, Honorable Mention: Service Beyond Our Walls: MCPL Outreach Model
2016 NACo Achievement Award: Library Refresh Program – Supporting Community Needs@Montgomery County, MD
2016 NACo Achievement Award: Interact, Explore, Discover@Your Own Pace: STEM Stations for Young Children@Montgomery County Public Libraries
2016 NACo Achievement Award: Learn, Engage & Create Together: Programs and Services for Active Seniors@Montgomery County Public Libraries
2015 NACo Achievement Award: Data @ Your Finger Tips: dataMontgomery & Montgomery County Public Libraries, MD, Taxonomy Project
2015 NACo Achievement Award: Libraries and Communities: Collaborative Partnerships for Success