Congratulations to the Richmond Tweed Regional Library Tweed Heads Branch who recently received a High Commendation award for its
"Tweed Talks" program at the FOLA 2008 annual awards:
Friends of Libraries Australia (FOLA)
received a record number of entries in 2008 for its two annual awards.
These awards recognise and encourage innovation and excellence in public library programs and services for children and young people (the Peter McInnes Award) and for older adults ( the Eric Flynn Award).
The winner of the FOLA 2008 Eric Flynn Award for Library Services for Older Adults was the Campaspe Regional Library, Victoria, for its Words on Wheels(WOW) storytelling program for older adults in aged care facilities.
RECEIVING A HIGH COMMENDATION AWARD was Tweed Heads Branch Library of the Richmond Tweed Regional Library Service, NSW, for its "TWEED TALKS" an innovative, well promoted and successful concept to encourage older adults to view their local library as an information resource beyond books and reading, by providing a safe "shared space" where they can listen to, request and gather information on topics relating to their everyday life and concerns. In making the Award FOLA stated "Tweed Talks" affirms the unique community capacity building and engagement of all public libraries. It is a concept worthy of consideration by other councils and their library services throughout Australia.
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