Awards & Scholarships

ABOS sponsors ten awards: All award nominations open April 1, 2021. Submissions due July 16, 2021 at 5 pm CST.

Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

Book Bike Community Impact Award

Carol Hole Conference Attendance Award (this award will not be presented in 2021)

Innovation in Outreach Programming Award

John Philip Excellence in Outreach Award

Karen Hake Outstanding Bookmobile Librarian Award

Pattie Johnston Outreach Award

Preschool Outreach and School Services Inspirations Award

Rising Stars Award

Senior Services Super Star Award

Questions about the 2021 ABOS Awards Program can be directed to David Kelsey, 2021 ABOS President and 2021 ABOS Awards Committee Chair, at


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