Books on the Bus up for award

YOU Libraries People’s Choice Award

  • Mar. 24, 2017 12:30 a.m.

Red Deer’s Books on the Bus program is a contender for the YOU Libraries People’s Choice Award.

Between March 27 and 31, Albertans will be able to vote for their favourite public library service or program nominated for the award.

Red Deer Public Library partnered with the City of Red Deer to develop Books on the Bus that connects Red Deer Transit riders of all ages with books to read during their commute.

Paperback books are donated by the public at deposits throughout the city. They are then sorted, selected and put on Red Deer Transit buses for people to take and read.

People can cast their votes at www.laa.ca/youaward or www.rdpl.org.

To be eligible for the award, nominations had to meet Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service criteria.

Awards will be presented at the Alberta Library Conference on April 28.

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