Past PCBL Awards

2016 PCBL Award Winners

PCBL Annual Awards were presented for Leadership in Support of Libraries in 2016 for each of the following categories:

Citizen of the Year
Mount Union Library’s Children Program Committee

Friends Group of the Year
Friends of the Easton Area Public Library

Media of the Year

Jane Cannon Mort, Lewistown Sentinel

Local Public Official
East Pennsboro Township Board of Commissioners

Elected State Official

Senator Daylin Leach, Dist. 17

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lois Davie, B.F. Jones Memorial Library  
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2015 PCBL Award Winners

Friends Group of the Year
Friends of the Mount Union Library

Library Public Relations
Mt. Lebanon Public Library

Media of the Year
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Friends Newsletter of the Year
Lititz Public Library

Citizen of the Year
Rich Rava and Judy Coleman
North Pocono Public Library Garden Team

Corporate Citizen of the Year
Giant Foods LLC

Local Public Official
Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors

Elected State Officials
Rep. Michael Carroll Sen John Udichak
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2014 PCBL Award Winners

Friends Group of the Year
Friends of Easttown Library

Media of the Year
Friends of the Berks County Public Library

Library Public Relations
Reading Public Library

Citizen of the Year
Barbara R. Quinn
Pittston Memorial Library

Corporate Citizen of the Year
UGI Utilities, Inc.

Elected State Officials 
Wayne County Commissioners
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2013 PCBL Award Winners

PCBL Annual Awards were presented for Leadership in Support of Libraries in 2013 for each of the following categories:

Citizen of the Year
Presented to Jane Wagner, Board, Mount Union Community Library

Friends Group of the Year
Presented to two groups, Friends of Mount Union Community Library and co-winner, Friends of Hershey Library

Library Public Relations / Media
Presented to Reading Public Library in conjunction with its joint venture with Berks Community Television

Local Public Official
Presented to Kevin P. Kodish, Commissioner of Mifflin County
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2012 PCBL Award Winners

Citizen of the Year
Presented to Faustino Dunckhorst, President, Whitehall Public Library Friends

Friends Group of the Year
Presented to two groups, Friends of the Littlestown Library and co-winner, Friends of East Shore Area Library

Public Relations
Presented to two groups, Free Library of Philadephia, and to co-winner, Whitehall Public Library

Lifetime Achievement
M. Clare Zales

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2011 PCBL Award Winners 

Corporate Citizen of the year
Presented to Boyds Mills Press

Friends Group of the Year
Presented to two groups, Friends of the Springdale Free Public Library and co-winner, Council of Friends of Lancaster County Public Libraries

Library Public Relations
Presented to Lancaster Public Library

Lifetime Achievement
Presented to Philip Albright

Local Public Official
Presented to the Centre Region Council of Governments (CRCOG)


2010 PCBL Award Winners

Citizen of the Year
Presented to Patricia Willett

Corporate Citizen of the Year
Presented to Northeast Micro Computers

Local Public Official
Presented to Chester County Commissioners
Carol Aichele
Terrence Farrell
Kathi Cozzone

Friends Group of the Year
Presented to Friends of the Adamstown Area Library

Library Public Relations
Presented to Reading Public Library

Lifetime Achievement
Presented to Pat Ditzler

Media
Presented to Berks County Friends


2009 PCBL Award Winners

Citizen of the Year
Presented to Charles B. Greenberg

Corporate Citizen of the Year
Presented to Rutter's

Friends Group of the Year
Presented to Chester County Library
Joseph T. Simpson Public Library 

Friends Newsletter of the Year
Presented to Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Springdale Free Public Library

Library Public Relations
Presented to Upper Dublin Public Library's Author Event

Lifetime Achievement
Presented to Lois Albrecht

Local Public Official
Presented to Cranberry Township Supervisor Bruce Mazzoni
Dauphin County Commissioners


2008 Award Winners

Citizen of the Year
Presented to Richard King Mellon Foundation

Corporate Citizen of the Year
Presented to Peoples Bank
Peacock Keller & Ecker, LLP
Gastley Moving & Storage Company

Friends Group of the Year
Presented to Slippery Rock Community Library

Friends Newsletter of the Year
Presented to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill Branch)

Elected State Official of the Year
Presented to Representative Eugene DePasquale (York, PA)

Library Public Relations
Presented to Cambria County Library

Lifetime Achievement
Presented to Kathy Kennedy

Special Merit
Presented to Joseph V. Serwinski (Blairsville Public Library)

Local Public Official
Presented to Board of Trustees, Wissahickon School District

Media
Presented to Times-Tribune, Scranton
Penn-Franklin News, Murrysville

Special
Presented to Dinner Auction Committee Friends of Eastern Lancaster County Library

Awards Presenters:
Lois Albrecht, Awards Chair
Charles Greenberg
Elizabeth Heim
Kathy Kennedy


2007 Award Winners

Citizen of the Year

Presented to Lenore Forsted

Corporate Citizen of the Year
Presented to "Highlights for Children" and subsidiary Boyds Mills Press

Friends Group of the Year
Presented to the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Friends (larger library)
Presented to Shippensburg Public Library Friends (smaller library)

Friends Newsletter of the Year
Presented to the Selinsgrove Public Library Firends

Elected State Official of the Year
Presented to Senator Andrew E. Dinniman

Library Public Relations
Presented to the Norwin Public Library

Special Merit
Presented to The Woman's Club of Adamstown (Lancaster County)

Local Public Official
Presented to Palmyra Borough Councilman Robert E. Longenecker

Media
Presented to  "The Tribune-Democrat" of Johnstown (Cambria County)

Awards Presenters:
Lois Albrecht, Awards Chair
Charles Greenberg
Elizabeth Keim
Kathy Kennedy


2006 PCBL Award Winners

Citizen of the Year
Presented to Michael Silvestri

Corporate Citizen of the Year
Presented to the JanWay Corporation

Friends Group of the Year
Presented to the Adams County Friends

Friends Newsletter of the Year
Presented to the Fredericktown Area Public Library Friends

Elected State Official of the Year
Presented to Senator Sean Logan

Library Public Relations
Presented to the Tredyffrin Public Library

Library Public Relations
Presented to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Lifetime Achievement
Presented to Dr. Dennis P. Leeper

Meritorious Service
Presented to David Warner

Local Public Official
Presented to Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert C. Cordaro

Local Public Official
Presented to Lackawanna County Commissioner A. J. Munchak

Media
Presented to Lock Haven's The Express

Awards Presenters:
Lois Albrecht, Awards Chair
Phil Albright, PCBL President
Kathy Kennedy, Luncheon Chair


2005 Award Winners

Citizen of the Year
Daniel Hawbaker

Friends Group of the Year
Friends of the Parkland Library
Friends of Bosler Memorial Library

Elected State Official of the Year
Jane Claire Orie

Lifetime Achievement
Robert Gallivan

Corporate Citizen of the Year
Glaxo-Smith-Kline

Friends Newsletter of the Year
Friends of Eastern Monroe Public Library

Library Public Relations
Delaware County Library System

Media
WGAL TV

Special Award of Merit
Schuylkill Campus of the Pennsylvania State University Library Student Advisory Board

PaLA Trustee of the Year
Phil Albright