Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wellfleet Library Wins Accolades

I wore my Wellfleet Library T-shirt with extra pride today. Elaine McIlroy, the town’s compassionate librarian, was honored at last year’s I Love My Librarian awards. Now our library has been recognized by Library Journal and awarded stars. Think Michelin Guide for learning, rather than food. Wellfleet Public Library has received the highest overall rating in Massachusetts and came in fifth overall in the country. Now, that’s quite a feat! The nurturing atmosphere and cheerful staff surely contribute to this most recent acknowledgment of the quality of "our" library, which Philip Hamburger once called “the pulse” and "true center" of our town in The New Yorker. Elaine was quoted in the Library Journal Models Section, which you can read here.