Awards & Recognition

Current Year

  • 2020 National Association of Counties: Achievement Award for Kindergarten Readiness programs. 

  • 2020 Public Library Association Conference: Ann Burlingame, Katrina Vernon and Sarah Lyon presented “Decreasing Barriers to Library Use” at the PLA national conference in Nashville, Tennessee. 

 

2018 - 2019

  • 2019: National Association of Counties: Achievement Award for Fighting Food Insecurity and Summer Slide (in partnership with Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces). 
     
  • 2018-2019: Best Service Innovation: Thompson Fellowship Food Site Teen Internship. 
  • 2017-2018: North Carolina Public Library Directors Association
    • Best New Library Facility (Middle Creek Community Library); 
    • Outstanding Family and Children’s Program (ABC Craft and Learn); and
    • Outstanding Staff Development Project (Steps to Enhance Performance and Skills). 

2016 - 2017

  • 2017: National Association of Counties: Best in Category (Financial Management) for Developing a Financial Book Purchasing Model for Public Libraries. 
  • 2017: American Library Association’s LLAMA Public Relations and Marketing Section: PR xChange Award for Best of Show Promotional Video “Get in the Game - Read!” for Summer Reading 2016. 
  • 2017: Sirsi Dynix (Cosugi): Shared Knowledge Excellence Award – Lynn Bertino, Library Systems Manager. 
  • 2016-2017: North Carolina Public Library Directors’ Association
    • Service Innovations (Express Book Bags) and
    • Outstanding New Facility (Northeast Regional Library). 
  • 2016: National Association of Counties: Achievement Award (Libraries) for Guiding Patrons to Their Next Great Book 

Past Awards

  • 2015: North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers: First Place in Social Media for the animated video “Speed Reader and the Book Thief.” 
  • 2015: North Carolina Public Library Directors’ Association: Best Promotional Initiative for “Freedom to Read.” 
  • 2015: National Association of Counties: Award of Excellence for Every Teen Ready to Lead: Developing a Teen Leadership Corps. 
  • 2015: American Library Association’s LLAMA Public Relations and Marketing. Section: PR xChange Award Best of Show Adult Reading Program for “Freedom to Read” 
  • 2015: American Library Association: Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children – Ann Burlingame, deputy library director. 
  • 2015: NC3C: Promotional Materials Award of Excellence 2nd Place for Summer Reading Promotion. 
  • 2014: National Association of County Information Officers: Award of Excellence Social Media for Click, Watch, Learn: Storytimes Online.  
  • 2014: American Library Association’s LLAMA Public Relations and Marketing Section: PR xChange Award Best of Show in Social Media for Click, Watch, Learn: Online Storytimes and Best Print Media Series or Exhibit for America’s Music Lecture Series.