Nominations are now open for ALA's Excellence in Library Programming Award. According to ALA:
The award recognizes a library that has created and presented an exemplary cultural / thematic program or series in the past year (Sept. 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013) that encouraged community participation, planning or sponsorship, addressed a community need and made a measurable impact. All types of libraries are eligible — school, public, academic and special — but the nominated program or series must have been for a public audience. To learn more about the award, and the 2013 award winning programming, visit http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/ala-excellence-library-programming-award.
The award, $5,000, will be given at ALA's Annual Conference in June 2014 in Las Vegas. It's sponsored by the ALA Cultural Communities Fund.