Cornerstone Award

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.

The 2018 Cornerstone Award Reception was held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Babe's Grill & Bar in Madison. This year's award recipient is Alice Oakey, who recently retired as the supervisor of Madison Public Library's Meadowridge Library. Alice is pictured at right with Madison Public Library Director Greg Mickells and Sarah Lawton, Monroe Street and Pinney Library Supervisor. Bibliotheca, First Business Bank and Hausmann-Johnson Insurance were the corporate sponsors for the 2018 awards reception.

The Foundation again presented four special library awards: the "Super Awesome Library Award," the "Program Wizard Award," the "Giddy Up Partner Award," and the "Outstanding Library Volunteer Award." Visit the award page for more information about the 2018 award recipients.

Past Cornerstone Award recipients are:

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