There’s no question that libraries and the librarians in them make a huge community impact. Here in Brentwood, it’s no secret that our librarians strive to improve the lives of people every day from the youngest of kids to the eldest of the elderly and everyone in between.

The AI Love My Librarian Award encourages library members to recognize and honor the efforts made by their local librarians. If a librarian has made an impact on you in a meaningful way, now is your chance to honor their contributions.

Nominations will be open until Sept. 18. Up to 10 librarians will be selected to win $5,000 and be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additionally, each award-winner’s library will receive a commemorative plaque. Winners will be announced on Nov. 30, 2017.

To be eligible, each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree in library and information studies from a program accredited by the American Library Association or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

For more information and to nominate a librarian, visit www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian