About the award

The Library of the Year Award is a national award given by Library Journal and Thomson Gale Publishing which annually honors the library that most profoundly demonstrates outstanding community service.

Members of Library Journal's editorial board, representatives from Thomson Gale's Executive Committee and librarians from around the country judge applicants based on the following factors:

  • Service to the community
  • Creativity and innovation in developing specific
    community programs
  • Dramatic increase in library use
  • Leadership in creating programs that can be
    emulated by other libraries

As the recipient of the 2007 Library of the Year Award, Worthington Libraries received a check for $10,000 at a special reception hosted by Thomson Gale and Library Journal on June 25 at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Worthington Libraries was previously a finalist for the
Library of the Year Award in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006.