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.