NEWMARKET, Ontario, October 22, 2014 –
Newmarket Public Library was recognized for its innovative achievements over the past year when it received the ‘Innovation Of The Year Award’ at the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Business Excellence Awards.
The annual awards ceremony celebrates both profit and non-profit businesses that have made significant contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Town of Newmarket.
“I’m proud that the library has been recognized as such an important part of the economic and social vitality of the Newmarket community,” said Todd Kyle, CEO of Newmarket Public Library. “It is especially gratifying to win it during Canadian Library Month, which celebrates how libraries inspire people and provide them with opportunities.”
During the past year Newmarket Public Library introduced a number of initiatives to keep pace with changing trends in technology and to ensure its place in the community as a centre for community dialogue, debate, and discovery. These initiatives included:
● IdeaMarket, a venue that lets groups, organizations and community members share their
views on a wide variety of topics through informative panel discussions that are open to the public.
● Tech Time For Kids, an ongoing program series that provides children with hands-on, interactive
experiences with various technologies.
● Digital music and magazine services that library members can use to download or stream songs, and
download digital copies of popular publications.
● Online language lessons that are free for library members.
● Inventory automation to quickly sort book returns.
● The Curve, a collaborative digital media centre for youth.
● Online certificate courses for personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
View the library’s nomination video for the 2014 Business Excellence Awards