Lifetime Arts Receives 2013 National Library Week Award from WLS

L to r: Cathy Draper, WLS Board Member; Ed Friedman; Maura O'Malley; Dave Danelson, WLS Board President.

L to r: Cathy Draper, WLS Board Member; Ed Friedman; Maura O’Malley; Dave Danelson, WLS Board President.

On April 18, Lifetime Arts co-founders Maura O’Malley and Ed Friedman received the 2013 National Library Week Recognition Award from the Westchester Library System (WLS) for their outstanding contribution to public libraries.

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L to r: Ed Friedman and Maura O’Malley

The award ceremony was part of the 22nd Annual Book and Author Luncheon held at the CV Rich Mansion in White Plains, NY.

The award was presented by WLS Board Member Cathy Draper and Board President Dave Danelson, who lauded Lifetime Arts for its work with Westchester libraries as well as with libraries around the country.

In accepting the award, the pair expressed their gratitude to the librarians and teaching artists who made the commitment to lifelong learning through the arts for people of all ages.

L to r: Ed Friedman, Maura O'Malley, George Oros, Chief-of-Staff for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

L to r: Ed Friedman, Maura O’Malley, George Oros, Chief-of-Staff for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

Following the presentation Maura and Ed received a proclamation issued by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino who cited Lifetime Arts for “their commitment to libraries, and their place in our communities for learning and connection, and for providing meaningful artmaking programming for older adults in libraries.”

Lifetime Arts team members (l to r): Nathan Majoros, Maura O'Malley, Ed Friedman, Ryann Schermer.

Lifetime Arts team members (l to r): Nathan Majoros, Maura O’Malley, Ed Friedman, Ryann Schermer.

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