2011

Awards

  • NACo - National Association of Counties

Libraries - El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros (Children's Day / Book Day)

This event is a cultural festival sharing Hispanic arts and culture while promoting children's literacy. The goals were to create an awareness of the library and its resources among the Hispanic community, and to educate residents regarding the importance of childhood literacy regardless of language or culture. (Anna Wilson-Stillwell, librarian)

Libraries - Summer Reading Carnival

This event kicked off the 2010 Summer Reading Program, which was designed to keep children engaged in reading and literacy throughout the summer. (insert more link here) The carnival is a way to bring customers into the branches and offer participants a fun and positive interaction with the library and its staff. This includes activities such as face painting, balloon twisting, music, a bounce castle and carnival food. (Anna Wilson-Stillwell, librarian)

Economic Development and Libraries - My Business Starts Here

Chesterfield Economic Development and the Chesterfield County Public Library have partnered to offer residents seamless service and resources for their small-business needs. This initiative creates a multi-pronged approach that enables residents to easily access the information they need to begin or expand small businesses. A new Web portal directs entrepreneurs to solutions for their business questions. (Karen Aylward, development manager and Anna Wilson-Stillwell, librarian)

VACo - My Business Starts Here

Chesterfield Economic Development and the Chesterfield County Public Library have partnered to offer residents seamless service and resources for their small-business needs. This initiative creates a multi-pronged approach that enables residents to easily access the information they need to begin or expand small businesses. A new Web portal directs entrepreneurs to solutions for their business questions. (Karen Aylward, development manager and Anna Wilson-Stillwell, librarian)