Nominations for “Library Service Distinction” deadline is March 1st

by beth on January 24, 2019

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Above: Last spring, Pat Ellis was named the 5th honoree of the Peggy Tuttle award for her service to the Library. Now the Library is seeking nominations for this year’s winner.
(images cropped from photos contributed and on Facebook)

If there is someone whose service to the Southborough Library you think is worth noting, here’s your chance. The Southborough Library is seeking nominees for the fifth annual Peggy Tuttle Award for Library Service Distinction.

To me, it’s always less about service to the library, than service to the community through the Library.

Which brings me to a late congratulations (and apologies) to last year’s winner! I was remiss when I forgot to share that Pat Ellis won the 4th annual honor.

Library Director Ryan Donovan made the announcement last spring at Annual Town Meeting. Ellis was nominated for her work at the Library including her knowledge of materials and helpfulness. She was also lauded as picking interesting selections and leading engaging discussions for the Book Group at the Senior Center.

This year’s winner could be another staff member who goes above and beyond to help patrons. (Like beloved, late staff member Peggy Tuttle did during her many years at the library.)

Or it could be a Trustee, active member of The Friends of the Southborough Library, or volunteer who works hard to support the Library (and therefore its abililty to serve the public).

It might be someone you nominate. Here are the details from the Library’s website on this year’s award nominations: 

Nominations are now open for the fifth annual Peggy Tuttle Award for Library Service Distinction. This yearly honor recognizes a library volunteer, staff member, or community member that has dedicated a significant amount of their time into making the library better for the entire Southborough community. Whether they lead a monthly book group or program, serve on the board of The Friends of the Southborough Library, or even suggest what library book to read next, this is a time to celebrate an individual who makes the Southborough Library the unique, dynamic, and wonderful place that it is. Award nominations close March 1, 2019.

Please feel free to print out the nomination form, use the new online form, or e-mail Ryan Donovan at with 1-2 paragraphs explaining who you are nominating and why. Only the Library Director and previous award recipients are ineligible. This award is in remembrance of staff member Peggy Tuttle who worked at the Southborough Library for over 30+ years. The Peggy Tuttle Award is supported by the Southborough Library Fund, a donor managed fund under the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts.

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