Our Director, Angie Bodzislaw, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) Librarian of the Year.
Press Release: The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) has announced Angie Bodzislaw, Director of the Spooner Memorial Library, as the 2022 WLA/Demco® Librarian of the Year. This annual award, presented by WLA and sponsored by Demco, is given in recognition of a librarian’s outstanding leadership and accomplishment in library service.
Bodzislaw is recognized for her creative thinking and ability to forge partnerships with other community organizations to address local issues. Among her many accomplishments, her nomination described her work to combat food insecurity through the development of the Compassion Kitchen and the Books and Bread program. Compassion Kitchen is a service in which the library offers care packages for residents in need of food and other basic living supplies in their lobby during library hours. The Books and Bread program brings books and food to homebound residents.