Tuesday, February 28, 2017


New York City residents can nominate their local library branch (or a branch that's near work, school, or anywhere else in the city) for the 4th Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

Being nominated gives a library branch a chance to be a grand prize winner of $20,000 or a finalist who wins $10,000.  Five grand prize winners and five finalists will be chosen.

Nominate only one library, and nominate it only once. Nominations can be made until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 13th.

Read about the Awards Guidelines and Selection Process before you fill out a nomination form.

Nominations will be accepted in these ten languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Polish, Spanish, and Urdu. Click the link that will take you to the nomination form in your preferred language.

The library branch that you nominate has to be within any of these systems: Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Library, or New York Public Library (which operates in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island).

When you fill out the nomination form, explain why that library branch should win. Give examples of how it helped you or changed you or the effect you saw it have on other users. Winning isn't based on the number of votes; it's based
on the quality of the nominations.

The winners will be selected and announced in June.

People who don't live in New York City but use the city's libraries can also submit a nomination.