More Than 13,000 Nominations Yield 10 Finalists – From All Five Boroughs
New York, NY – The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H. Revson Foundation have announced the 10 finalists for the 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, which celebrate the crucial role of local libraries in serving New York City’s diverse communities. The Awards – unique in honoring individual branch libraries – recognize branches in New York City’s three library systems: the Brooklyn Public Library; Queens Library; and the New York Public Library, which operates branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. The Awards generated more than 13,000 nominations from library users. The remarkable response – more than three times the previous record – underscores the vital role that libraries play in our city and reveals the many ways in which libraries support New Yorkers in their daily lives. The 10 finalists are now being reviewed by a panel of distinguished judges, who will decide which five will win the NYC Neighborhood Library Award and $20,000 each – the largest cash prize awarded directly to branch libraries in the nation.