Library Awards

WEBER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM AWARDS

American Institute of Architects’ – Mountain Region, “Merit Award,” 2016
“Awarded to the Southwest Branch/Headquarters Library for excellence in design.”

American Institute of Architects’- Utah Chapter, “Honor Award,” 2008
“Awarded to the Pleasant Valley Branch Library for its civic pride that harkens back to an earlier time, but is also progressive.”

“Honor Award,” 2016
“Awarded to the Southwest Branch/Headquarters Library for design that is “simply elegant.”

American Institute of Steel Construction, “Ideas2 Award,” 2017
“Awarded for outstanding innovation in steel structure.”

American Libraries’, “Library Design Showcase Award,” 2010
“Awarded to the Pleasant Valley Branch Library for overall architectural design and special accomplishments in ‘Building Community, Technology, and Youth Services Spaces.’”

American Library Association’s:

  • “Best of Show, Friends of the Library/Community Publication Award,” 2000
  • “Best of Show, Children’s Summer Reading Program Award,” 2001
  • “Best of Show, Friends of the Library/Community Publication Award,” 2001
  • “Best of Show, Friends of the Library/Community Publication Award,” 2002
  • “Best of Show, Children’s Summer Reading Program Award,” 2003
  • “Honorable Mention, Professional Recruitment Program Materials Award,” 2004
  • “Best of Show, Children’s Summer Reading Program Award,” 2005
  • “Best of Show, Special Programs and Events Award,” 2006
  • “Best of Show, Children’s Summer Reading Program Award,” 2006
  • “Best of Show, Fundraising Materials Award,” 2007
  • “Best of Show, Professional Recruitment Program Materials Award,” 2007
  • “Honorable Mention, Children’s Summer Reading Program Award,” 2007
  • “Best of Show, Special Programs and Events – America Reads Award,” 2008
  • “Best of Show, Adult and Family Reading Materials/One Book, One Community Award,” 2009
  • “Best of Show, Adult and Family Reading Materials/One Book, One Community Award,” 2010
  • “Best of Show, “Special Programs and Events – Pleasant Valley Branch Dedication and Grand Opening,” 2010
  • “Honorable Mention, You Are Here, Teen Summer Reading Award,” 2012
  • “Honorable Mention, Ogden Valley Branch Retreat Brochure, Innovation Award” 2012
  • “Best of Show, Summer of Survival, Teen and Young Adult Summer Reading Award,” 2013
  • “Best of Show, Special Programs, Weber Reads Emily Dickinson Award,” 2013
  • “Best of Show, Special Programs & Exhibits – Electronic, The Fantastic Con Facebook Advertisement, 2016
  • “Best of Show, Special Programs & Exhibits – Print, The Fantastic Con Community Poster, 2016
  • “Best of Show, Special Programs & Exhibits – Electronic, Weber Reads Shakespeare Digital Sign, 2016

Association for Library Service to Children, “Model Summer Reading Program Grant/Award,” 2000
“Awarded to support development of a model summer reading program to be distributed throughout the U.S.”

Bill and Melinda Gates, “Public Computer Center Training Award/Grant,” 2002
“Awarded to support the Library’s exemplary computer training opportunities.”

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, “We Believe in Heroes Award,” 1990
“Awarded in recognition of the staff and Library Board’s uncompromising public service ethic.”

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, “George Washington Honor Medal,” 2012
“Awarded for Weber Reads and its theme The Founders and Their Documents, which promotes an understanding and appreciation for our country’s rich heritage, principles, and unique freedoms.”

Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce, “Athena Award,” 2001
“Awarded to Lynnda Wangsgard, Library Director, for her innovative use of public funding to maximize life-long learning opportunities for the people of Weber County.”

Rocky Mountain Power, “Energy Resource Stewardship Award,” 2011
“Awarded to the Pleasant Valley Branch Library for completing the installation of energy efficiency improvements, which it is estimated will save 71,522 kWh/ year” or more than $1,100,000 over the life of the building.

United for Libraries, a Division of American Library Association, “Special Project Award,” 2014
“United for Libraries and Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest book wholesaler, recognized Evelyn Bertilson, President, and Friends of the Weber County Library for their outstanding effort to support the 2013 general obligation bond election. This national award was based on their planning, implementation, evaluation, innovation, and community involvement. Friends received a $1,000 contribution from Baker & Taylor. The award was presented during the annual meeting of the American Library Association.”

Utah Heritage Foundation’s, “Building Stewardship Award,” 2004
“Awarded to the Library Board of Trustees in recognition for their 40-year commitment to maintain the beauty, functionality, and architectural style of the Main Library building.”

Utah Humanities Council’s: “Human Ties Award,” 2008
“Awarded to the Ogden Valley Branch for their community ties discussion series.”

Utah Library Association’s: “Community Service Award,” 1984
“Awarded to the Weber County Library Development Board for their commitment to raise funds to enhance the North Branch Library.”

“Community Service Award,” 2005
“Awarded to Friends of the Weber County Library System for their 40-year advocacy and support of public library services in Weber County and throughout the State.”

Utah Masonry Council’s, “Excellence in Masonry Design Award,” 2010
“Awarded to the Pleasant Valley Branch Library for craftsmanship and attention to detail in building construction.”

“Excellence in Masonry Design Award,” 2017
“Awarded to the Southwest Branch/Headquarters Library for craftsmanship and attention to detail in building construction.”

Weber State University, “Weber State University Salutes,” 2017
Weber State University Alumni Association recognized Lynnda Wangsgard, Library Director, with the Lewis W. Shurtliff award for her life-long contribution to enhancing education in the community. Lewis W. Shurtliff was the founder of Weber State University.