Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation Through Adversity

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

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2019 Winner(s)

Craig County Public Library

New Castle, Virginia

The Craig County Public Library is being honored for their program Barn Quilts for Books. This tiny library is only 30 x 40 square feet and has the lowest per capita expenditure by local government of any library in the state of Virginia. Volunteers play a critical role within the library.