Business Friend of the Year: Gary Klobchar of Milestone Financial Group
Friends Group of the Year: The Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library
Friends Public Relations Award: Amy Walsh, Community Relations Specialist for Wellspan Health
Lifetime Achievement Award: Barbara Baughman
Award given to a citizen who has made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of a local library, group of libraries, or libraries in general throughout the State during the past two years. The Friend must be a member of a Friends Group belonging to PCBL or an individual member of PCBL.
Award given to a business or person which has made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of a local library, group of libraries, or libraries in general throughout the State during the past two years. The contribution may be a direct monetary contribution, assistance in raising funds or advocacy, or in kind donations.
Award given to a Friends group that has provided significant assistance to its library. Assistance may be monetary contributions, assistance in raising funds, promoting the library and its services, or providing an advocacy effort on behalf of the library. The Friends Group must be a member of PCBL.
Award given to an elected official who has been a leader in promoting and supporting Pennsylvania’s libraries. The award may be given to a group of officials.
Award given to a organization that has conducted an effective public relations campaign or media campaign for a specific program, event, or library use in general, that has resulted in significant community support.
Award given to a citizen or group who has shown exceptional meritorious service to libraries over an extended period of time and extending throughout the State. The citizen or group should have had substantial impact on libraries beyond the local level.