We are delighted to name four winners of the 17th EIFL Public Library Innovation Award, for Public libraries addressing one of three pressing global issues: Safety online; Climate change action and Digital inclusion of forcibly displaced populations
Congratulations to -
- Fahari Community Initiative in Kenya, for their comprehensive online safety training programme for children, teens and young adults.
- Prelog City Library and Reading Room in Croatia, which has sparked online safety training in communities across the country through its ‘Guerilla Education for Librarians’ programme
- Lviv Regional Children's Library in Ukraine, which combines digital skills and information literacy training with bibliotherapy to support traumatized children of families displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine
- Ust-Kamenogorsk City Library’s Branch No. 2 in Kazakhstan, for creating an eco-centre in the library and inspiring young people to learn about their environment and take action on climate change.
Winning libraries each receive a prize of US$1,500, a certificate and a trophy.
Thank you to the winners and to the many other applicants who sent us stories about their innovative services.
The EIFL Public Library Innovation Awards recognize innovative library services and programmes that use ICT to improve lives and livelihoods in developing and transition countries. Find out more, and meet all the winners.