Recently Retired Head of Children’s Services at Greenwich Library Receives Prestigious Career Achievement Award

Alice Sherwood, Greenwich Library

Alice Sherwood, right, receives the Connecticut Library Association Career Achievement Award from Mary Beth Rassulo, member of the CLA’s Selection Committee, on April 28, 2015

Alice Sherwood, recently retired as Head of Children’s Services at Greenwich Library, was honored with the Faith Hektoen Award at the Meeting & Awards Ceremony of the 2015 Annual Connecticut Library Association Conference on April 28, 2015.

This prestigious award is given annually by the Children’s Section of the CLA to recognize the efforts of an individual or group that has made an impact on library services to children in Connecticut at the local, regional, or state level.

In nominating Alice for the award, Library colleagues cited her introduction of the Baby Lapsit program, the Ready for Reading Kits, the Jr. Book Club for grades 4-6, the Bookworms Book Club for grades 2-3 and the reorganization of the picture book room for better browsing by popular concepts and subjects.  They also noted that “Alice Sherwood led by example, putting the child first, and carried a devotion and passion for children’s services in her 14 years as head of this dynamic department at Greenwich Library.”

The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches.  The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences. With 1,400 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community.

Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.5 million, the highest reported in Connecticut.  Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal for the sixth time. The Main Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.  More information is available online at or by calling 203-622-7900.