Monday, June 17, 2013


The STLF Wins a Baker and Taylor National Award

Two weeks ago the St. Tammany Library Foundation was notified that it received one of three Baker and Taylor Awards given annually to recognize outstanding efforts of Friends and/or Foundations to support libraries by United for Libraries.

We applied for the Award and Grant.  We detailed all of our efforts during the past year.  We cited our growth in membership, our six social events to acquaint our community with the foundation, the establishment of our website and soon-to-be regularly published email newsletter, our dinner with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, and our plans to build a patio and garden to honor Covington's internationally esteemed author, Walker Percy.

United for Libraries is a special division of the American Library Association.  Members are Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, united under one umbrella to maximize their efforts to support Libraries.  It is an innovative and visionary organization that enables such groups to share ideas and to learn from others.  The St. Tammany Library Foundation is a member, as is its President.

Winning the Award merits a grant of $ 1,000 and recognition at the United for Libraries Gala Author's Tea on Monday, July 1 at the ALA Annual Convention in Chicago.

How wonderful it is to have our Foundation honored nationally for its support of the St. Tammany Parish Library system!  We are just a fledging Foundation but we have big plans for our future.

Be sure to join the Foundation and be a partner in the many news things we hope to accomplish.