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Our Award-Winning Library

Year Awarded
Name of Award
Description
Awarded By
2012 Roger McDonough Librarianship Award For excellence in service to the New Jersey history research community and the general public. New Jersey Academic Alliance
2011 Trustee Recognition Award Awardee: Anne E. Robinson, President of the Plainfield Public Library Board of Trustees, was recognized for her successful advocacy efforts to restore the library's hours. New Jersey Library Association
2011
Gail Stern Award
Awardee: Library Director Joe Da Rold, for outstanding achievement in service to New Jersey community history, with an emphasis on cultural diversity.
Advocates for
New Jersey History
2010
Librarian of the Year
Awardee: Library Director Joe Da Rold
New Jersey Library Association
2009
RAICES Award
Awardee: Library Director Joe Da Rold, for services to the Hispanic Community of New Jersey
RAICES, Hispanic Cultural Association
2009
Community Change Award
For development of the library's Diversity Studies Collection.
New Jersey Black Issues Convention
2008
Excellence in Leadership Award
Awardee: Library Director Joe Da Rold
The Nubian Union
2008
Alice M. Leppert Award
For outstanding achievement by the Adult Literacy Program of the Plainfield Public Library.
LVNJ - Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey
2008
Library Service Award
to a Group
Awarded to the Literacy Advisory Committee of the Literacy Volunteers, Plainfield Public Library.
New Jersey Library Association
2008
Public Relations Award
Service Brochure
Awarded to Plainfield Public Library.
New Jersey Library Association
2008
Public Relations Award Program Announcement
Awarded to the Plainfield Public Library & Paul Pinkman for the promotion of the Helen Stummer photography exhibit.
New Jersey Library Association
2008
Journalism Award
Coverage of Library
Services & Programs
Awarded to Bernice Paglia of the Courier News for her article, “Librarian donates 1,881 books to Plainfield library,” describing a large gift to our diversity collection.
New Jersey Library Association
2007
Susan G. Swartzburg
Preservation Award
Awardee: Library Director Joe Da Rold, for leadership and accomplishments in the field of history and preservation.
New Jersey Library Association
2007
19th Annual New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH Book Award Collection)
Thirty-six book titles will be awarded, including non-fiction humanities works by New Jersey authors or on a New Jersey subject.
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
2006
MARAC NJ Caucus Institutional Service Award
For furthering the cause of archives and history in the state, in particular for outstanding progress in acquiring, processing, describing, and preserving local history archives.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference - New Jersey Caucus
2006
Award for Achievement by a Community Organization
For fostering human rights and relations among the people of Union County and for promoting and
advancing the understanding, acceptance and appreciation of cultural diversity.
Union County Human Relations Commission
2005
Public Relations Award
For best library website.
New Jersey Library Association
2004
Award of Recognition

Awardee: Library Director Joe Da Rold, for outstanding service to public knowledge and preservation of the history of New Jersey.

New Jersey Historical
Commission
2004
Community Distinction Award
In recognition for the significant improvements brought to the lives of the citizens of Plainfield.
Plainfield Chamber of Commerce
2003
Best Service Brochure
For development and publication of "A Kid's History of Early Plainfield".
New Jersey Library Association
2001
Alice M. Leppert Award
In recognition of outstanding achievement by the Adult Literacy Program of the Plainfield Public Library.
Literacy Volunteers of America - New Jersey
2000
Access Union County Award
For outstanding commitment to improving access for people with disabilities.
Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
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