- Associated Press
Sunday, July 7, 2019

NORTH BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A small Vermont library has been recognized by a national group for overcoming adversity and creating lasting, innovative service programs.

The Bennington Banner reports the John C. McCullough Free Library in North Bennington is one of five runners-up in a new national award from the American Library Association’s Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation Through Adversity program.

Library director Jennie Rozycki nominated the library for the inaugural program with an essay. In April, she learned the library won a runner-up award of $1,000 worth of materials.

She says the McCullough library has made tremendous strides in increasing programs for all ages on a “shoestring” budget.

She says the library would use the funds that come with the award to replace some of their classic editions, “which have been well-loved.”

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