Awards

Pickering Public Library is very proud to be an award-winning library. Recent awards and accolades include:

2019

W.J. Robertson Medallion for Ontario Public Librarian of the Year The W.J. Robertson Medallion is presented by the Ontario Library Boards' Association to a public librarian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the advancement of public library service in Ontario.

2018

Minister's Award for Innovation for the Pickering Public Library Connect Program This award recognizes a successful new approach that demonstrates a positive impact in the community.

Angus Mowat Award of Excellence (short list), opens a new window This award recognizes a commitment to excellence in the delivery of public library service.

2017

Canada's Safest Employers Psychological Safety Award - Silver Medal Winner, opens a new window This award was presented by Canadian Occupational Safety and Thomson Reuters in recognition of the Library's efforts to promote workplace and employee mental health and awareness.

2015

TD Summer Reading Club Award - First Place in Canada, opens a new window This award is given out to the library in Canada that implements the best, most creative and effective summer reading program getting kids more involved in reading, while also encouraging them to have fun.

Minister’s Award for Innovation (short list) – Maker Tech, opens a new window The Minister’s Award for Innovation recognizes successful new approaches that demonstrate a positive impact in a community and are of continued value to public libraries.

2014

Art of Transition Creative Awards - How to in 10 Festival, opens a new window These awards celebrate Durham Region's creative economy.

Minister's Award for Innovation (short list) - How to in 10 Festival, opens a new window The Minister’s Award for Innovation recognizes successful new approaches that demonstrate a positive impact in a community and are of continued value to public libraries.

2013

TD Summer Reading Club Program Award - Second Place in Canada, opens a new window The TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards recognize and reward the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in local public libraries across Canada.

2012

TD Summer Reading Club - Honourable Mention, opens a new window The TD Summer Reading Club Program is an innovative approach towards raising literacy levels across Canada.

Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards, opens a new window The DATCA Program recognizes individuals and businesses that are making Durham Region’s community stronger by celebrating and promoting creativity, innovation and collaboration.

2010

Minister's Award for Innovation Small Public Libraries, opens a new window This award recognizes successful new approaches that demonstrate a positive impact in a community and are of continued value to public libraries.

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