The NYC Neighborhood Library Awards recognize and reward public libraries for being the unsung heroes of New York.

Every year, thousands of New Yorkers nominate their local libraries for the chance to win a NYC Neighborhood Library Award. The Awards honor extraordinary libraries by providing five grand prize winners with $20,000 each and five additional finalists with $10,000 each.


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OP-ED: LIBRARIES ARE SANCTUARY SPACES FOR IMMIGRANTS

Vilma Daza, manager of the Queens Library at Corona, explains how public libraries are crucial to New York’s immigrant communities. Read it here!

March 6, 2017

FOURTH ANNUAL NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS LAUNCHED ON WNYC'S BRIAN LEHRER SHOW

WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show announced the launch of the 4th annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards! Click here to read our press release and learn more about the Awards.

February 7, 2017

WINNERS OF 2015-16 NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS ANNOUNCED!

On June 6th, six grand prize winners- the Arverne Library, Glen Oaks Library, Inwood Library, Jerome Park Library, Morrisania Library, and Sunset Park Library- were announced at the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards ceremony. 

Click here to read more about the winners!

June 7, 2016

 


In September 2013, the five winners of the  2013 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards were announced. Learn more about the Awards process and view photos from the Awards ceremony.

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During the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards' nomination period, thousands of New Yorkers submitted stories about what their neighborhood libraries mean to them.