Libraries are the epicenter of our communities. They provide vital access to information. They encourage new readers, support lifelong learners, and delight book lovers of all ages. Penguin Random House proudly recognizes the importance of libraries – not only for their work to build and grow a reading public, but for the ways libraries transform individuals and advance community progress. With this belief, Penguin Random House has created the Penguin Random House Library Awards for Innovation to honor and highlight public libraries and librarians. This award acknowledges extraordinary public library programs/services that engage citizens in reading and strengthen the social and cultural fabric of their community.