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Fairfield Public Library Wins Second State Publicity Award

The Fairfield Public Library recently received an award for its design.
The Fairfield Public Library recently received an award for its design. Photo Credit: File Photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Public Library recently received an award for its design.

The Connecticut Library Awards Publicity awarded the Fairfield Public Library for its program catalog. The catalog lists programs for children, teens and adults in a very easy to read and attractive format.

Programs are central to what patrons expect in their public library, officials said. The library is considered "The People's University" where story times, classes, lectures and other learning experiences are provided, according to a press release.

"We wanted to commemorate the 375th Anniversary of the Town of Fairfield and to highlight the 60-plus years of service the public library has provided to our community," said Town Librarian Karen Ronald. "It was so much fun to go to the Fairfield Museum and look through all the old photos and documents and to read through the wonderful history of our community and the library. We have so much to be proud of in Fairfield and the Library continues to be such a community asset for everyone."

Since the completion of the renovation of the Main Library the Board of Library Trustees has made the provision of programs an important priority of the library administration. More than 38,000 people attended programs last year, according to the release.

"This year the library continues to respond to community need and has provided Health Care Act assistance, Medicare enrollment assistance and job seeker counseling. To date 87 people have reported they have found employment after attending the award-winning job series," said the press release.

The library won a Connecticut Library Association Publicity Award for its new logo in 2013.

“I'm very proud of the dedication to excellence that our staff demonstrates daily. To have their hard work recognized means so much," said Kristen Tierney, Chair of the Library Board of Trustees.

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