Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Williamsburg Regional Library squares off against Bozeman in best library competition

(Courtesy Williamsburg Regional Library)

Leslie Knope is coming to Williamsburg, at least in spirit.

Engaging Local Government Leaders, a professional association for innovative local government leaders, has voted the Williamsburg Regional Library into the next round of its competition to win the Leslie B. Knope award for best library. 

The award is named after the main character on the television show “Parks and Rec;” it’s given to public libraries that motivate, inspire, and attract the best to local government, according to the organization’s website.

The competition nominates more than 100 libraries from around the country. The 32 libraries with the most votes moved onto a round of brackets-style competition, vying against other libraries.

In the round of 32, the Williamsburg Regional Library is pitted against the Bozeman Public Library in Montana from Monday, Jan. 29 until Friday, Feb. 2. The winner, based on the number of votes, will move onto the next round.

You can cast your online ballot here.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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