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APL to Honor CDTA with Community Partner Award

September 27, 2019 | Library News

Albany Public Library is proud to honor CDTA with the 2019 Community Partner Award. The award presentation will take place at the Albany Public Library Foundation’s Literary Legends Gala on Oct. 19.

“Albany Public Library has long been a partner with CDTA. Our branch libraries piloted the sale of the Navigator pass system, our staff enjoys universal access bus rides to and from work, CDPHP CYCLE! stores and repairs bicycles at our Washington Ave. location, and we even host special storytimes on city buses,” said Scott C. Jarzombek, APL’s executive director.

“The library’s ongoing relationship with CDTA continues to grow and enrich the experience of our patrons and staff. CDTA, under the stellar leadership of Carm Basile, remains committed to enhancing transportation options and improving traveling conditions that benefit the entire region. Albany Public Library is proud to honor CDTA with the Community Partner Award,” Jarzombek said.

“We are honored to receive the Community Partner Award from the Albany Public Library,” said CDTA CEO Carm Basile.

“We would not be positioned for success without partners from all corners of the region. Elected officials, community and municipal leaders, and educational institutions have all become part of the CDTA family. I want to thank Scott Jarzombek and his entire team for their continued support of transit in the Capital Region. CDTA is committed to providing a vibrant multi-modal transit system for the people of the Capital Region which is a key component of any healthy community,” Basile said.

The APL Community Partner Award recognizes the contributions of schools, businesses, agencies, and organizations that make the work of the library possible. 

CDTA will receive the award at the APL Foundation’s sixth annual Literary Legends Gala on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Washington Ave. Branch library. The event recognizes outstanding local authors, illustrators, and publishers, and  serves as a fundraiser for the foundation.t.

This year’s event honors three writers with local ties: poet and activist Dan Wilcox of Albany, novelist and historian Peter Golden of Guilderland, and poet and editor Lyn Lifshin of Niskayuna and Virginia. 

Tickets for the Literary Legends Gala are $75 per person and can be purchased online, at the library’s seven branches, and at the door the evening of the event. The gala includes the awards ceremony, remarks by the honorees, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar featuring wine, beer, and soft drinks.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.