IMLS Ceremony WH - Davis, Cousar, Obama - 2You may have already seen this photograph of me and community member, US Army Veteran Thomas Cousar, accepting that National Medal at the White House in May 2015.

While a picture may be worth a thousand words, the reasons why we should celebrate the National Medal take many thousands more! The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for library service, bestowed upon libraries that both know their communities and are having a powerful effect on the communities they serve.  CCPL’s winning application was exemplified by these areas of library service:

• Small Business Information Services
• Job Seekers and Career Changers
• Year-Round Out-of-School Learning
• Summer reading and combating summer learning loss
• Service to veterans

We are proud of these achievements but we want to thank you, the people of Cecil County for your continued support and usage of our community spaces, high-speed Wifi, digital courses and services, cultural classes and educational materials. You enroll your children and students in our classes because we make learning fun. You come to us for solutions and for the right answers – the information you can’t just “google.” You come to us because we don’t just find an answer we find solutions and you know we care deeply about community and individual success.

Therefore it is my honor to invite you to our Community Celebration on Saturday, September 26 at the Perryville Branch Library from 11am-2pm. We’ll have Kona Ice and family activities, balloon animals and crafts and live music with Take 2. It’s an open-house style event, so come as you are and bring along your family.

We’ll have a few welcome remarks at noon and we’ll unveil our new library card design!

Will you join us?


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