Cornerstone Award

The Cornerstone Award is shaped like a glass obelisk

The Cornerstone Award is given annually to an individual or individuals who have had a significant and long-term impact on enhancing public libraries in South Central Wisconsin and represent the values and mission of the South Central Library System Foundation.

It has been a crazy past 12 months. Trying to keep libraries open and pivoting to provide services to folks locked down at home has been the challenge of a lifetime. The staff at all SCLS libraries and at the South Central Library System have been working tirelessly to be a haven in the pandemic storm. The South Central Library System Foundation wants to recognize this work and the efforts of the librarians. 

Typically in the past, the Foundation has picked one or two individuals to honor. This year we intend to honor all the people working in the South Central Library System. We have reserved Buck & Honey's, 800 W. Broadway, Suite 300, Monona, on Oct. 7, 2021.  This venue has inside and outside seating to better allow for an in-person event.

Corporate sponsors for the the 2021 Cornerstone Reception are Delta Properties, Envisionware, OverDrive, and St. John Properties.

Visit the awards page for more information about past award recipients.

Past Cornerstone Award recipients are:

For more information, contact Martha Van Pelt, South Central Library System Director, (608) 246-7975.