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Ontario Public Library Service Awards

The Ontario Public Library Service Awards identify and promote creative public library service ideas. There are two types of Ontario Public Library Service Award, each with categories for large and small libraries:

  • The Minister's Award for Innovation recognizes successful new approaches that demonstrate a positive impact in a community and are of continued value to public libraries.
  • The Angus Mowat Award of Excellence recognizes a commitment to excellence in the delivery of public library service; these services can be old or new and can be ongoing.

An independent committee of public library representatives reviews award submissions in the fall. A shortlist is released during Ontario Public Library Week.