Congratulations to two EIFL Innovation Award winners
EIFL announces the winners of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award for supporting literacy

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Three innovation award trophies - a golden spiral design, with a star on top.

EIFL is delighted to announce the winners of the eighth EIFL Innovation Award, for public library services supporting literacy in the community.

The two libraries, in Colombia and Ukraine, use a variety of digital technology and fun activities to provide lively literacy, numeracy and other classes to children and adults of all ages.

Congratulations to –

  • Biblioteca Oasis del Saber in Colombia, which provides an intensive literacy programme that enables teenagers and adults to learn to read, write and become more active citizens.
  • Lviv Regional Children’s Library in Ukraine, which uses a digital game and other online teaching aids to teach children and adults the Ukrainian alphabet.

Each winner receives a prize of US$1,500, a certificate and a trophy. Awards will be presented during international library events, and we are currently identifying opportunities for award ceremonies.

Thanks to the winners and to all the other applicants for sending us stories about their innovative services.

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Awards recognize innovative library services that use ICT to improve lives and livelihoods. The awards are open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.

Read more about the EIFL Public Library Innovation Awards, and meet the winners of past awards.