Williamsburg Regional Library Receives Two Statewide Awards for Programming


Photo caption:  Constitutional Conversations program coordinator, Julie Silverbrook, accepts the Virginia Public Library Directors' Association award from Williamsburg Regional Library director John A. Moorman at the program's concluding session in May.


May 16, 2011

Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL) received two awards for its programs at the recent annual meeting of the Virginia Public Library Directors’ Association.

“Constitutional Conversations,” a monthly discussion series encouraging dialog about key aspects of our nation’s founding document, was honored in the category of Cooperative Programs with Other Libraries or Agencies serving a population of 50,000 - 99,999.  “Constitutional Conversation,” was jointly sponsored by WRL, the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at the College of William and Mary Law School and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  Law students at the College of William and Mary developed the program and also led and moderated each of the monthly sessions, which were tailored to different age groups.  The free series will resume in September at the Williamsburg Library.

WRL was also recognized in its size category with the Outstanding Young Adult Program for “A Shivery Night That Lingers,” activities surrounding a visit by N.Y. Times best-selling author Maggie Stiefvater.  The events attracted about 200 people from as far away as southwestern Virginia and Philadelphia, making it one of the most successful teen programs the Williamsburg Regional Library has ever hosted.

Williamsburg Regional Library consists of the James City County Library, Mobile Library Services and the Williamsburg Library and serves more than 85,000 people in the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County.