CFUW Library Award

The CFUW Library Award was created to promote literacy and learning by supporting innovative approaches, encouraging community involvement and advocating for the Canadian library system.

CFUW offers a Library Award every two years which is available to:

  • academic institutions, community centres, cultural centres, youth organizations or any community based organization/team/group

Please note that each submission must be nominated by a CFUW Club local to the applicant.

Applications will be accepted for the 2018 Award from January 1 to March 1, 2018

Click here (pdf version) or click here (Word document) for the guidelines and nomination form.

The Library Award Winner for 2016 is the Shelldale Better Beginnings, Better Futures in Guelph, Ontario. They were nominated by CFUW Guelph. Their proposed project is a multicultural family literacy program, which utilizes books written in multiple languages to help teach English to immigrant families. It is a multi- generational program, focusing on the family as a whole. Although it is a literacy based project, participants will benefit in many other ways: social opportunities, capacity building, community involvement, and lessening the sense of isolation by encouraging participation in group activities.

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The Chair of the Libraries and Creative Arts Committee is Gail Crawford. Committee Members include Julia Davidson, Margaret Hendry, Joan Barrett and Helen Sami.


To read a short history of the CFUW Library Award, click here

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