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. There will be two events to allow everyone access to a convenient location. Staff may attend one or both events at no charge.

  • Sept. 20, 2021
    Bullseye Golf Club in Wisconsin Rapids
    2800 Ridgewood Trail, overlooking the Wisconsin River (map)
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
  • Oct. 7, 2021
    Buck and Honey’s in Monona
    800 W Broadway, Suite 300, overlooking the Yahara River (map)
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Both venues have inside and outside seating to better allow for an in-person event. More details will be available in the near future.

Corporate sponsors for the 2021 Cornerstone Receptions are Delta Properties, Envisionware, First Business Bank, Hausmann-Johnson InsuranceOverDrive, PTFS LibLime, 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.