The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is pleased to announce the launch of the Ontario Public Library Service Awards.

The awards recognize Ontario’s public libraries for their creative library service ideas. There are two awards, each with categories for large, medium, and small libraries:

  • 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
  • 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 sector representatives review award submissions. Winners are announced at the annual Ontario Library Association superconference.

Submit your application through the online submission form.