Saturday, September 18, 2010
Monona Public Library: 2010 Wisconsin Library Association Library of the Year
Link to September 17 Wisconsin State Journal announcement.
Excerpt: The library was lauded by the statewide association for innovations such as "Great Stories," an outreach program for at-risk teens; a teen advisory board that launched literacy programs and year-round activities for teens; a collection of breast health materials funded by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation in Madison; and installation of an Early Literacy Center in the library's Children's Room, funded by the Monona Community Pie Party.
The library saw a 25 percent increase in program participation and a 10 percent rise in circulation between 2008 and 2009. It was recognized as well for its "Booked for Life/Booked for a Day" fundraising campaign, which allowed patrons to rename the library for a day and to showcase their favorite library materials.