Library Wins ILF Programming Award for the Power of Words
Monroe County Public Library has been named the 2016 winner of the Indiana Library Federation Programming Award for The Power of Words program series featuring the authors of March, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.
The ILF Programming Award honors and recognizes a library system or branch of a library system that has successfully provided ongoing, innovative, and diverse programming designed to meet their community’s needs. Monroe County Public Library has provided its community with many outstanding learning opportunities through The Power of Words program, a bi-annual author event which encompasses various elements to engage the community.
Monroe County Public Library and the Friends of the Library brought a variety of partners to the table in engaging the community to "Read, Discuss, Meet, and Act" around the themes presented in the graphic novel series March, an autobiography of Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis. Opportunities included book discussions, wisdom circles, film series, art talks and exhibits, and a free community talk by the authors of March.