BABBITT- Last June’s Up North Craft and Vendor Extravaganza has won the Friends of the Babbitt Library the 2023 Evy Nordley Award for Best Project from the Minnesota Association of Library …
BABBITT- Last June’s Up North Craft and Vendor Extravaganza has won the Friends of the Babbitt Library the 2023 Evy Nordley Award for Best Project from the Minnesota Association of Library Friends, or MALF. The statewide association describes the Eva Nordley Award as its “flagship prize,” named for one of the founders of organization.
The June event at the Babbitt Library was nominated over the summer and reviewed by a panel of judges, which made the award.
The association only gives out one Eva Nordley award a year, which comes with a plaque, certificate, and cash prize of $1,000.
“Babbitt is one of the smallest communities to ever earn what is MALF’s highest prize,” said a statement from the Babbitt Public Library, “which shows that exemplary, innovative Friends work happens within groups and towns of all sizes.”
The Babbitt Friends of the Library are extending their sincere appreciation to the many wonderful vendors and shoppers who attended the event, the city of Babbitt, the Babbitt Seniors, and members and other supporters who made the Up North Craft and Vendor Extravaganza event such a success. Stop by the library to see the award plaque and join the award-winning Friends of the Babbitt Library if you haven’t already.