Learning Financial Development Award Recipient Named

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| Originally published by the American Library Association |

CHICAGO — Mid-Continent Public Library, the largest public library system in the Kansas City metropolitan area—serving nearly 800,000 people across its three-county district—is the 2017 winner of the prestigious Gale, a Cengage Company Learning Financial Development Award. The award is presented annually to a library organization for exhibiting meritorious achievements in carrying out a project to secure new funding resources for a public or academic library.

Mid-Continent Public Library demonstrated successful and creative fundraising with their new Library Lovers campaign. The library utilized a multifaceted approach capable of future growth and serving as a viable model for other libraries. Program leaders utilized community input to create a new affinity program, consistently themed and scaffolded to highlight the importance of members of all ages. They strategically utilized special events and branded products to capture community interest.

Mid-Continent Public Library is commended for how clearly they explained their fundraising efforts and for adding depth to their application through photos and a customer testimonial video. The extra effort to submit a succinct yet detailed program summary elevated the entry.

The Gale, a Cengage company Learning Financial Development Award was presented at the ALA Award Ceremony and Reception on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

The Mid-Continent Public Library receiving the Financial Development Award @ ALA 2017

The deadline for submission of applications for the 2018 Gale, a Cengage Company Financial Development Award is Dec. 1, 2017.

Read the full article and view guidelines and forms for 2018 submissions on the ALA website.Air Jordan 1 Low Emerald Rise/White-Black For Sale

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