Marigold's Making a Difference Award recognizes and celebrates excellence and innovation in library service. The Award acknowledges a library and team who are proud of an achievement in an area such as programming, outreach, advocacy and public relations, partnerships, and innovative use of technology.
One or more awards will be given out to a small, mid-sized, and large library each year based on the following criteria:
Programs, activities, or events that improve the health, safety, or well-being of the community.
Ongoing library service or outreach that enhances traditional library services.
Original, unique, or cutting-edge programs, activities, or events.
Advocacy and promotional campaigns that have raised the profile of the library within the community.
Identify one program/service or group of programs/services with a central objective.
Preference will be given to focused applications.
Preference will be given to applications for services that can be replicated in some form by other libraries.
Acadia, Acme, Beiseker, Berry Creek, Bighorn, Carbon, Carseland, Cereal, Consort, Delia, Empress, Gleichen, Hussar, Linden, Longview, Millarville, Morrin, Rockyford, Rumsey, Standard, Youngstown
Banff, Crossfield, Drumheller, Hanna, Irricana, Oyen, Sheep River, Three Hills, Trochu
Airdrie, Canmore, Chestermere, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, Strathmore