WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show announced the 10 finalists for the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Charles H. Revson Foundation. These 10 finalists were selected based on a rigorous review of over 13,000 nominations from library users across the City. In May 2015, five of the 10 finalists will win $20,000 each for outstanding service to their communities.
Revson and Stavros Niarchos Foundations are co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. The nomination period is open from November 7th through December 12th.
“These nominations reveal the passion that New Yorkers have for their neighborhood libraries,” said Foundation president Julie Sandorf. “Our libraries promote and reflect the promise of our city — evening the playing field for millions of New Yorkers who seek self-improvement.”
The Charles H. Revson Foundation announced the five winners of the first-ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, the culmination of an initiative that resulted in 4,310 nominations from New Yorkers. The five winning libraries, each of which received $10,000 at an…
Over 4,300 New Yorkers submit nominations — an extraordinary response that yielded ten finalists from across all five boroughs.
Five branch libraries throughout the five boroughs will each receive $10,000 in recognition of the outstanding service they provide to their communities. Listen to Revson’s Julie Sandorf and Lincoln Center’s Reynold Levy discuss the need for such an award with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer.