For immediate release | May 21, 2024

Kent County Public Library to receive 2024 Citation for Wellness in the Workplace


CHICAGO - Kent County Public Library is honored for its commitment to wellness as a strategic priority, earning the 2024 Citation for Wellness in the Workplace.

Over the past three years, the Kent County Public Library has increased their staff levels, ensured increasing compensation, and prioritized team building at the organizational level. In considering the holistic well-being of their staff, they have added more personal leave and leave for professional development, added more leave use categories, implemented initiatives like “Early Release Fridays” during the summer, and developed a telework policy. The intentional initiatives and policies supported by their leadership in recent years have improved staff’s work-life balance and encouraged professional development.

These developments and more showcase the Kent County Public Library’s enduring dedication to the overall well-being of its employees. SustainRT acknowledges the profound impact of integrating wellness practices into policy and applauds the culture of wellness that the Kent County Public Library is fostering in its workplace through this citation.

About the Sustainability Round Table

The mission of the organization is to provide resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy, communication, library buildings and space design. SustainRT is open to all ALA members and will include both individual members and organizational members.


Tera Ray

Awards Chair