Awards & Honors


  • Hennen's American Public Library Ratings: One of top ten libraries serving populations larger than 500,000
  • Michelle Jeske, Colorado Association of Libraries Librarian of the Year
  • Susan Oakes, Colorado Association of Libraries Unsung Hero


  • Ask Colorado Quality Assurance & Evaluation Subcommittee: Five DPL Librarians received a total of six annual Ask Colorado awards:

    Jon Flanagan, Excellence in Rapport
    Jon Flanagan, Excellence in the Use of Print Reference Sources in Virtual Reference
    Joe Cahn, Excellence in Referrals
    Becker Parkhurst-Strout, Excellence in Serving Youth
    Genine Plunkett, Excellence in Serving Youth
    Susie Whiteford, Overall Excellence

  • Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver: Community Partnership Award


  • Colorado Association of Libraries: Award for Exemplary Library Services to Diverse Populations:
    Tu biblioteca hoy/Your Library Today
  • Best of Westword: Best Denver Flashback - Jack Kerouac's On the Road scroll exhibit
  • Best of Westword: Best Historic Photo Show - Group - From Nordenskiold to Nusbaum
  • Best of Westword: Best Free Service - DVD Rentals, Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library


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  • Hennen's American Public Library Ratings: The Top Ranked Library - Denver Public Library

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