Council Library Team Recognised in Marketing Awards

Published on 23 November 2017

Kristin Twomey and NSW Public Libraries Chairperson Clr Dallas Tout

Snowy Valleys Council Libraries were awarded a NSW Public Libraries Marketing Award at the NSW Public Libraries Conference held at Penrith this week.

The top marketing prize was awarded for the Cooks, Books & Produce event held at the Tumut Library in August. 

“This is a very prestigious award and again solidifies our libraries as the pinnacle of service delivery in NSW,” said Library Coordinator Kristin Twomey.

Awarded annually the Marketing Awards for Public Libraries recognise highly successful marketing projects undertaken by public libraries.

The event was commended for its extraordinary community engagement with local producers and businesses and originality in approaching strategic marketing and visibility of libraries in the community.

Council’s Director of Strategy, Community and Development Mr Gus Cox has congratulated the Library team.

“It was a great local event that has now been recognised at State level,” he said.

The “Cooks, Books & Produce” evening at the Tumut Library featured pasta making demonstrations by Hilda & Laurie Ingelese, authors of the book “Wow! It’s Italian” and an appearance by 2016 Master Chef winner Elena Duggan, who delivered a new age twist on the traditional staple of “meat and three veg”.  

They were supported by a local farmers market, showcasing local producers and their products with a variety of stalls, sampler stations and information booths.

Among the local suppliers were Inside Out Homestore, Batlow Bees & Berries, Apple Thief cider, MYLK coffee, Coffee Peddler, Yarra Farm free range eggs, Happy Wombat hazelnuts, Highfields Farm, Tumut River Brewing Company, Wilgro Cider and Eats and Harald Tietze from Batlow.

“It was a unique opportunity for people to reconnect with their local library, in a very non-traditional way,”  Ms Twomey said

Ms Twomey has confirmed that plans are underway to deliver two new library marketing programs in 2018.


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