CFUW Library Award
CFUW offers a Library Award every two years which is available to:
- School libraries, public libraries, provincial libraries including those in provincial women’s institutions;
- Agencies proposing to create a library in a facility such as a day care, or other agencies that support library and literacy activities.
The Library Award Winner for 2016 is the Shelldale Better Beginnings, Better Futures in Guelph, Ontario. They were nominated by CFUW Guelph. Their proposed project is a multicultural family literacy program, which utilizes books written in multiple languages to help teach English to immigrant families. It is a multi- generational program, focusing on the family as a whole. Although it is a literacy based project, participants will benefit in many other ways: social opportunities, capacity building, community involvement, and lessening the sense of isolation by encouraging participation in group activities.
The Chair of the Libraries and Creative Arts Committee is Tracey Otto. Committee Members include Julia Davidson, Gail Crawford and Helen Sami.
To read a short history of the CFUW Library Award, click here
The next Award will be presented in 2018.