News and Awards

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The CPLA newsletter keeps you posted on activities and legislation that affect your local library. Officers communicate the CPLA vision and goals in order to keep the focus on service improvements, to all of our members.


It's Award Season at CPLA!

We invite you to nominate those that made a positive difference to your library and demonstrated that Libraries Matter!

CPLA is now accepting nominations from our members for 2016! Deadline to nominate is August 22.

Each year, CPLA recognizes and honors a Trustee, Commissioner or System Advisory Board Member; a Friends or Foundation Board Member; a Librarian for outstanding work with a Board of Trustees, Commission, Friends or Foundation; a Newspaper, Radio Station or Television Channel; a Business, Community Organization, or Individual; an Elected Local, State or Federal Official from California, and Individuals/Volunteers for their outstanding services, media coverage or special services, significant financial or in-kind contribution and special support or promotion for action to benefit libraries and/or library services.

Award recipients will be recognized at the CPLA Annual Awards Dinner on November 4th at the 2016 CLA Annual Conference in Sacramento. They will be given two complimentary tickets to the dinner event along with a plaque to recognize their achievements in supporting California Libraries!

Click this link to go to our Nomination Page

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