Saline County Library Wins John Cotton Dana Award

Saline County Library Wins John Cotton Dana Award

We are excited to announce that we are one of eight libraries in the United States to win the 2019 John Cotton Dana Award!!

Each of the eight libraries receive a $10,000 award provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The awards will be presented at the American Library Association’s annual conference in Washington D.C. in June.

“This is a huge honor,” said director Patty Hector, “I’m so pleased that our hard-working marketing team has been singled out and rewarded for their efforts.”

We submitted our summary of the 2018 Library Card Sign-Up Month promotion. We used the theme, “Power of the Card” to show residents of Saline County that a library card can get you so much more than just books. We partnered with over 60 local businesses who offered discounts to anyone who showed their Saline County Library card.   

“It was a super easy process that brought in new guests that we wouldn’t have reached otherwise,” said Jessica Ward, manager of Dave & Buster’s.

Library Card Sign-Up Month is a national holiday; all libraries celebrate differently. We are very community-minded and enjoy partnering with local businesses to create a mutually-beneficial relationship.

Through Library Card Sign-Up Month, we're able to promote the library and local organizations at the same time. “I’m amazed by how fast it has grown and how much support we have from local businesses in the community,” says Hector.

For the original press release and a list of the other winners, click here

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