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Local Government Award

The Local Government Award is an annual award that recognises the Queensland Local Government that demonstrates outstanding community service through delivery of an individual program or service.  From 2021, there will be three prizes awarded.

The winners are determined by the QPLA Executive Board based on how well the applicant’s submission addresses the criteria.  The winners are announced annually at either the QPLA Conference or Professional Development Intensive.

The Award winners receive the following prize for their library service:

Gold $1000  — Silver $750  — Bronze $500

2021 LG Award Winners:

Congratulations to the 2021 winners, and to all nominees for their outstanding submissions in 2021.

Gold  –   Words out West: Western Downs Readers & Writers Fest / Western Downs Regional Library

Silver –   Ipswich Children’s Library / Ipswich Libraries

Bronze –  Noosa Seed Library /Noosa Shire Library

View the 2021 Awards Presentation held Friday 15th October, The End Room, Brisbane Square Library here

Local Government Project Name
Paroo Shire Council Bringing Cunnamulla Library into the future
Whitsunday Regional Library “Early Literacy is Everybody’s Business” Program
Western Downs Regional Library Words Out West: Western Downs Readers & Writers Fest
Scenic Rim Regional Library Yugambeh Indigenous Story Book Project
Bundaberg Regional Library The Reading Hunt – Gin Gin
Noosa Shire Libraries Noosa Seed Library
Rockhampton Libraries Rockhampton Staff Capacity
Central Highlands Libraries Print and Collect
Ipswich Libraries Ipswich Children’s Library Catalogue Interface
Ipswich Libraries Ipswich Children’s Library

Local Government Awards submissions 2021

2020 LG Award Winner:  Moreton Bay Region Libraries

Congratulations to this year’s recipient :  Pop Up Space in the Library celebrating PLAY in Moreton Bay Region Libraries.

Well done to all nominees for the high calibre of submissions in 2020 – keep up the great work!

2020 LG Award Nominees:

Local Government Project Name
Paroo Shire Council Storytime at Cunnamulla Library
Mackay Regional Council Mackay Pop-Up Library
Moreton Bay Region Libraries PUPS in the Library
Flinders Regional Council Stage 1 – FSPL Outreach
Bundaberg Regional Library Library Digitisation Project
Lockyer Valley Libraries Lockyer Valley Story Path
Rockhampton Libraries Rockhampton Staff Capacity
Ipswich Libraries Dive into Books: Kids Alive
Ipswich Libraries Karalee Pod
Ipswich Libraries Building Better Libraries

Local Government Awards submissions 2020