The $15,000 award for best small library in America will be given to the public library that most profoundly demonstrates outstanding service to populations of 25,000 or less.
The winning library will receive a $15,000 cash award, a feature story in the February 1, 2010, Library Journal, membership and conference costs for two library representatives to attend the Public Library Association Biannual Conference in 2010 in Portland, OR, and a gala reception at the conference.
Two finalist libraries will also be awarded with membership and conference costs for two library representatives to attend the PLA conference and the gala reception in 2010, and they will be given special mention in Library Journal.
Deadline: postmarked on or before November 2, 2009
Nomination guidelines and details are at Library Journal http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA606273.html
Read about the 2008 winner, Chelsea District Library in Michigan.