Since 2010, the Minister’s Awards program has recognized and celebrated innovative programs and services offered by Alberta public libraries. The program not only serves as a means to identify and acknowledge excellence, but also aims to capture and share new ideas and best practices that can be implemented in public libraries across the province.

In 2022, the Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Library Service and a similar ministry recognition program, the Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence, were brought together under a single umbrella. Now in its second year as the Minister’s Awards for Municipal and Public Library Excellence, the program continues to recognize innovation and excellence in service delivery to communities across Alberta.

More information on the awards program, including award category descriptions and how to submit an initiative for consideration, can be found using the links below: