Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation

About the The Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation The Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation recognizes U.S. libraries and librarians who  create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers.

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2020 Winner(s)

Lillian Marrero Library, Free Library of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

The Lillian Marrero Library is being honored for its extensive community-outreach programming, under the leadership of Mieka Moody, branch manager and library supervisor. A community hub in Fairhill/West Kensington for the multiple constituencies it serves, the Lilliam Marrero Library is in the most economically disadvantaged zip code of Philadelphia. Residents struggle with widespread joblessness and/or low wages, physical and mental illness, lack of access to healthy food and medical care, and a lack of stable housing.