Awards and Accolades under Mrs. Miller

Phew! I just read through the list below and I’m exhausted! The Friends of the Library were kind enough to send along a list of the library’s awards and achievements under Mrs. Miller’s directorship and it’s a long one. Wondering why Mrs. Miller is such a treasure? Keep reading:

* America’s Star Libraries: The Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service, 2009
Given a 5-star rating; invited to submit an article for their website under “Models You Can Use”
Contact: Rebecca T. Miller
Executive Editor
Library Journal
360 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010

* Named First Runner Up “Best Small Library in America” 2008 by Library Journal and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

* Presented at the New York State Library Association Conference in Buffalo, NY,
October 2007. Seminar entitled “Let’s Play”- A President’s Program detailing ideas for collaboration between public and school libraries in creating children’s

* Upper Hudson Library System selected the Castleton Public Library for a visit in Summer 2008 by: Robin Cabot Senior Program Officer, Office of Library Services, State Programs Institute of Museum and Library Services 1800 M Street NW, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20036-5802

* Presented the Kick-Off for the 2008 New York State Summer Reading Program, “Catch the Reading Bug” at Albany Public Library. Press conference for the media. June 2008

* Awarded “Sky Camp” grant exploring Math, Science and Technology by UHLS, 2006

* Presented to colleagues at a regional library systems workshop in support of New York State Summer Reading programs, yearly 2004-2009

* Upper Hudson Library Awards:
Program of the Year 1999 “Celebrate Read! 90th Birthday Celebration”
Program of the Year 2007 “Books- A Treasure!” “Royal Ball”

* Feature photo article “New York Teacher” Magazine on community/school/library partnerships. Detailing 19 years of collaboration with Schodack and East Greenbush Schools, area businesses and community organizations. October 2009

* Recognition of 100th birthday of the Castleton Public Library-2009

* Annual participation in the Riverway Storytelling Festival, subsequent invitation extended to local student storytellers to national competition, 2002-2009


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  1. Darleen has touched many library staff lives. I have learned plenty of tips on how to run small library programs from conversations with Darleen at UHLS meetings. How could Castleton Library trustee’s even think of getting rid of Darleen Miller? Hang in there Darleen. We are rooting for you in Berne.

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