2013

Awards

  • NACo - National Association of Counties

Finalist for National Medal for Museum & Library Services

The Finalist for National Medal for Museum and Library Services is a prestigious award and is presented by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

2013 Finalist National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Enhancing Customer Knowledge of E-Readers & Digital Collections - Library, Community Services

E-readers are steadily increasing in popularity since currently almost a third of adults in the U.S. own an e-reader or tablet computer. As more and more people use e-books, they also are realizing that accessing e-books and e-readers might be more expensive than they thought. 

Building Common Ground - Civic Engagement at CCPL

Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) created a series of programs designed to address the issue of Chesterfield County’s aging population. Programs were designed to promote open dialog between citizens and key figures in local government, and interdepartmental cooperation on issues important to senior citizens. 

Families Understanding Numbers at CCPL

In the current economic climate, money management is a survival skill - and it’s one that many Americans lack. "Financial Literacy" refers to the ability to understand money and investment issues a fluency which, like computer literacy, is drawing increased attention as an important life skill. 

Open House for Student Success

Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) and Chesterfield County Public Schools worked together to schedule an "Open House for Student Success" back-to-school night for school children. 

Target Grant ($2,000)

Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) was awarded a Target Early Childhood Literacy Grant for the third time in August of 2013. Because of this grant, CCPL was able to build on the already successful program, Act One: Where Reading Begins, a children's story time theater program that provided families with active participation in storytelling by dramatizing a themed picture book. This unique program focused on early education literacy through the use of picture books and the art of theatrical acting. 

Lego Education Grant ($5,000)

Chesterfield County Public Library was awarded the LEGO Group’s Lego Children’s Fund grant in December 2013.

FINRA / ALA Smart Investing Grant ($78,280)

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have again awarded Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL), in partnership with the Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library, a $78,280 financial literacy grant to fund F.U.N at CCPL (Families Understanding Numbers) in December 2013.

Express Planning & Assessment Award ($5,921)

CCPL was notified in April 2014 that it had been awarded the Express Planning and Assessment Award from National Network of Libraries of Medicine.