2021 georgia public library awards winners

The 2021 Library Award Recipients

Every day, libraries in communities across Georgia are transforming lives as they offer opportunities for people to build new job skills, pursue degrees, stay active, learn to read, meet friends, and much more. Annual Georgia Public Library Awards honor the outstanding service and achievements of Georgia’s public libraries, librarians and advocates.

Azalea Regional Library System has been awarded Library of the Year; David Singleton of Live Oak Public Libraries is Library Director of the Year; Senator Blake Tillery of Senate District 19 is Library Champion of the Year; and Natorra Moody, branch manager at Alma-Bacon County Public Library, is Library Employee of the Year.

Read more about the winners.

Past recipients

Librarian of the Year
2020 – Marquita Gooch-Voyd
2019 – Stephen Houser
2018 – Sandy Hester
2017 – Carolyn Fuller
2016 – Jennifer Lautzenheiser
2015 – Steve Schaefer

Library Champion of the Year
2020 – Dr. Steve Whatley
2019 – Dr. Gordon Baker
2018 – Dan Aldridge
2017 – Sen. Jack Hill and Rep. Terry England
2016 – Karin Slaughter
2015 – Kathy Ash

Library of the Year
2020 – Cherokee Regional Library System
2019 – Okefenokee Regional Library System
2018 – DeKalb County Public Library
2017 – Athens Regional
2016 – Hart County
2015 – Lee County