FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS

June 1, 2017

The Charles H. Revson Foundation and Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in association with WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, are excited to announce the 10 finalists for the 4th annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards! These 10 finalists were selected based on a rigorous review of over 24,000 nominations from library users across the City. 

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response from patrons, the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards have added a new Perennial Excellence Award to recognize libraries that have been consistently stellar over the years.

The Heckscher Foundation for Children will once again award the Heckscher Prize for Outstanding Service to Children and Youth to one additional library branch that has proven their commitment to this City’s youth through special programs, classes, and events. The winner of this award will also receive a prize of $20,000 to spend on their branch.

Click here to read our press release and find out more about the finalists.

 

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS

February 7, 2017

The Charles H. Revson Foundation and Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in association with WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, are excited to announce the launch of the 4th annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards! The Awards recognize and reward public libraries for being the unsung heroes of New York - places where all are welcome, the programs and resources are free, and the librarians are making it all happen on a shoestring budget. 

Six winning branches will receive $20,000 each, the largest cash prize awarded directly to branch libraries in the country. Click here to read our press release.

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD ANNUAL NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS

June 7, 2016

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Charles H. Revson Foundation, in association with WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, announced the 6 grand prize winners of the third annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. The 6 winners, selected by a panel of esteemed judges, each won $20,000 for outstanding service to their communities. In a new twist this year, a sixth branch was chosen to receive a $20,000 prize: the Heckscher Foundation for Children awarded the Heckscher Prize for Outstanding Service to Children and Youth to the Jerome Park Library (the Bronx). The 5 additional finalist library branches received $10,000 each. The Library Awards received nearly 19,000 nominations from library users across the City. Click here to read our press release and find out more about the winners.

 

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD ANNUAL NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS ON WNYC'S BRIAN LEHRER SHOW

April 12, 2016

WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show announced the 10 finalists for the third 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 nearly 19,000 nominations from library users across the City. In June 2016, five of the 10 finalists will win $20,000 each for outstanding service to their communities. Click here to read our press release and find out more about the finalists.

 

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THIRD ANNUAL NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS

November 18, 2015

The Charles H. Revson Foundation and Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in association with WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, are excited to announce the launch of the 3rd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards! The Awards recognize and reward public libraries for being the unsung heroes of New York - places where all are welcome, the programs and resources are free, and the librarians are making it all happen on a shoestring budget. 

Five winning branches will receive $20,000 each, the largest cash prize awarded directly to branch libraries in the country. Click here to read our press release.

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR SECOND ANNUAL NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS

May 21, 2015

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Charles H. Revson Foundation, in association with WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, announced the 5 grand prize winners of the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. The 5 winners, selected by a panel of esteemed judges, each won $20,000 for outstanding service to their communities. The 5 additional finalist library branches received $10,000 each. The Library Awards received over 13,400 nominations from library users across the City. Click here to read our press release and find out more about the winners.

 

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR SECOND ANNUAL NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS ON WNYC'S BRIAN LEHRER SHOW

March 23, 2015

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. Click here to read our press release and find out more about the finalists.

 

FIVE NYC LIBRARIES TO RECEIVE $20,000 EACH FOR SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES

November 7, 2014

The Charles H. Revson Foundation and Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in association with WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, are excited to announce the launch of the 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards! The Awards honor five local libraries for providing exceptional service to their communities. Five winning branches will receive $20,000 each, the largest cash prize awarded directly to branch libraries in the country. Click here to read our press release.

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE FEATURES SHORT FILM ABOUT NYC'S PUBLIC LIBRARIES

May 16, 2014

Created by filmmakers Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks, this Revson-funded documentary highlights the many unexpected ways the city's libraries enrich New Yorkers' lives and strengthen the social fabric of communities. Find out more here.

 

THE NEW YORK TIMES' DAVID GONZALEZ DISCUSSES THE LIBRARIES' BUDGET CHALLENGES AND DYSFUNCTIONAL CITY FUNDING PROCESS

October 28, 2013

Gonzalez visits the NYC Neighborhood Library Award-winning Sheepshead Bay Library, a branch that provides invaluable services to many immigrants in the neighborhood despite years of decreased city funding. Read the entire article here.

 

NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

September 18, 2013

Congratulations to Corona, Macon, New Dorp, Seward Park and Sheepshead Bay! Click here to listen to the managers of these winning branches discuss their work on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show.

 

ALBOR RUIZ WRITES ABOUT THE NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS IN THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

September 17, 2013

“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.” Read the entire article here

 

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST-EVER NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS ON WNYC'S BRIAN LEHRER SHOW!

September 4, 2013

Over 4,300 New Yorkers submit nominations — an extraordinary response that yielded ten finalists from across all five boroughs. Find out more about the finalists here.