Community Partnership Award

The Community Partnership Award, created in 2017, recognizes a Missouri library and one or more community organizations for developing a partnership that benefits members of their shared community.

To nominate a library-organization pair for this award, please send the following information, with the subject line: MLA Award Nomination – Community Partnership Award, to

Library Name:
Library Director’s name, email and phone:
Community Organization Name:
Community Organization Contact’s name, email and phone:
Description of partnership and its benefit to the community:
Nominator Name and affiliation, email and phone:

Recent Award Winners

2019 – Missouri River Regional Library & Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities (Capital Region Medical Center)

Missouri River Regional Library has worked with Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities on two different projects: the “Cycling Friendly” business project and the “High Street Harvest” project. For “Cycling Friendly,” MRRL has promoted cycling in the community by providing free bike racks, bike locks, restrooms, Wi-Fi, and water to bicyclists in the community. For the “High Street Harvest” initiative, MRRL provided space for herb planters funded by Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities that provides free herbs to members of the community. MRRL maintains the herb garden and developed educational materials to help community members harvest and use the herbs. Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities and Missouri River Regional Library are working together to make the community healthier.

2018 – Kansas City Public Library and Consensus

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