Gold Star Status Awarded
The Albright Memorial Library, Taylor Community Library and Lackawanna County Children’s Library have been named Gold Star Libraries by the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) for their efforts to help patrons achieve the literacies they need as citizens of the 21st Century.
The libraries earned the recognition for focusing programming and activities on Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy and Financial Literacy – the pillars of PA Forward, a PaLA initiative.
“Libraries in America have always been important community learning resources,” said Mary Garm, Library System administrator, “and now we must take the lead in mediating complex media, information and resources for our patrons. This achievement shows that we are doing that.”
“Albright, Taylor and Children’s join the Abington Community Library and North Pocono Public Library as a Gold Star Libraries. All the libraries in our System are working toward the same goal and we expect they will all be Gold Star Libraries in the not too distant future.”
The Nancy Kay Holmes Library, the Lackawanna County Library System Bookmobile and the Carbondale Public Library have reached the Silver category.
“We are proud that libraries in Lackawanna County are joining libraries throughout the Commonwealth in this important initiative,” she added.