Press Release                                                             February 11, 2016
For Immediate Release

Rep. Loudenbeck Receives Wisconsin Library Champion Award 

Madison –Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) was honored this week by the Wisconsin Libraries Association (WLA) as one of their Library Champions. 

“Leaders often refer to public libraries as the cornerstones of democracy.  Representative Loudenbeck doesn’t just believe it, she lives it.  From her well-known “Blue Book Blitz” to foster civic knowledge and encourage citizen participation, to group and one-to-one meetings with constituents, and her active participation in early literacy programs like Bookquest, she has made herself accessible to those she represents through her local public libraries.  She clearly knows that the health of our democracy depends on the vital opportunities found in our 21st Century public libraries.  She is a true Library Champion,” said Nick Dimassis, Director of the Beloit Public Library.

“We thank Representative Loudenbeck for providing strong support for library funding in the most recent budget bill. She has also volunteered valuable assistance to the WLA “Legislators and Libraries Transform” poster project. Thank you for being a Library Champion,” said WLA Executive Director Plumer Lovelace during the 125th Wisconsin Libraries Association celebration.

The Wisconsin Library Association is a professional organization whose membership includes nearly 1,500 librarians, library workers, public library trustees, friends of libraries and business vendors supporting academic, public, school and special libraries.