Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award

About the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award
An annual award consisting of $2,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to a library organization to recognize an innovative, creative, well-organized project which successfully developed income from alternative sources. The alternative sources may include, but are not limited to: individual gifts, foundations, endowments, "challenge" grants, and related efforts.

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2014 Winner(s)

Cedar Park Public Library

Cedar Park, Texas

Cedar Park Public Library developed Fable Fest an annual fundraising festival, organized by the Cedar Park Public Library Foundation, that includes arts & crafts, costume characters, demonstrations, performances and activities. The 2013 festival had 7,500 attendees and raised $21,000 for the Cedar Park Library. The Cedar Park Library Foundation has provided financial support over the years to the Cedar Park Public Library for early literacy programs, an annual summer reading program and technology resources. In a community with many young families, the library’s youth programs are a valuable and popular source of early literacy support.