Award Winning Librarian, Laurie Doan

Laurie Doan, young adult librarian at Tredyffrin Public Library is recognized for her “leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning” and named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor and only the second one from the commonwealth of PA in the 10 year history of the award.

 

The nomination for the award included stories and quotes from several of Laurie’s friends, coworkers, community partners, and the teens she has mentored. ALA received 0ver 1,200 nominations this year. Laurie’s dedication to our township teens has extended to donating her 5000 dollar prize money back to the library. She plans to invest this money into continuing to further the teen and performing arts programs at TPL.

Laurie shies from recognition, claiming that her work is successful because of help from the community, the township, the school district, and more. She hopes a matching $5000 be raised in response to the award.

Please read the nomination letter, written by community member Nora Margolis and including many first hand accounts of how Laurie has impacted and inspired our township teens. Also, see a mention of the win in the Washington Post & read the official press release from the American Library Association.

We also encourage you to share your own stories of how Laurie’s work has impacted you through social media using the hashtag #ILoveMyLibrarian.

The following is a quote from Laurie’s remarks upon receiving the I Love My Librarian award:

“I realize that I’m still being taught. By the parents and the teachers and my co-workers, and most of all by the teens themselves. I’m taught lessons every day by the very same people who nominated me for this award.”

 

Congratulations Laurie and thank you for your dedication!

Swisher Photography

Chris Swisher Photography

We are very proud to announce that part-time reference librarian Chris Swisher is an award winning photographer! We here at TTL have been very lucky to have photography by Chris highlighted on our website, social media & in-house promotional materials.

In his free time, Chris participates in many photo shows. Here are some of his beautiful photographs on display around our area:

Award Winning:

Jenkins Arboretum First Prize Winner

This image won first prize at Jenkins Arboretum. You can see it on display (and printed 30 inches wide!) through March 13.

Philadelphia Sketch Club Art of the Flower First Prize Winner

This image won first prize at the Philadelphia Sketch Club’s Art of the Flower Exhibition and will be on display from March 13 through April.

On Display:

Great Frame Up Juried Show

See this image on display through March at the Great Frame Up Juried Photography Show.

Wayne Art Center Expressions

This image is on display through March with Wayne Art Center Expressions.

Congratulations, Chris!

 

Ann & Sean

Ann & Sean Duffy 02.27.16Instead of our regular book review, this week we would like to share some joyful staff news from our TPL family. Part-time reference librarian Ann Ferro & Sean Duffy were married February 27, 2016. Ann is the children’s librarian at Warminster Library and has been a valued member of the reference department at Tredyffrin Public Library since 2012. Sean is studying to be a doctor.

The wedding was a joyful celebration of this unique couple and there were plenty of Ann & Sean Duffy's wedding cake

mentions of Ann & Sean’s love of libraries, from the sweet library due date slip place cards to an invitation to offer advice in a card catalog drawer marked 306.81 (marriage advice).

Tredyffrin Public Library’s Red Fox Book Shop was integral in helping the couple prepare the beautiful centerpieces which included books from their favorite authors that guests were invited to bring home. Also check out the too cute red foxes on top of the cake!

Congratulations, Ann & Sean!