Antlers manager wins library award |

Antlers manager wins library award

VAIL — The Vail Public Library recently announce that Magda King, general manager of The Antlers at Vail, has won the Colorado Association of Libraries’ Community Partnership Award for 2016. The Community Partnership Award recognizes achievement in planning and implementing collaborative library programs or services between Colorado libraries, or between a Colorado library and a business, organization, group or individual.

King was nominated for the award by the Vail Public Library, with support from her employer and other individuals and organizations with which she works. During the course of the past few years, The Antlers and Vail Public Library have formed a partnership through which the hotel staff participates in various library classes and events. This partnership was developed in large part due to King’s efforts to collaborate with the library and to promote the use of library services among her staff. Examples of the work King has done for the Antlers’ staff with Vail Public Library and elsewhere within the community include: a Spanish Book Club; Spanish/English financial literacy education through Common Cents for Colorado at Vail Public Library; on-site English as a second language classes through The Literacy Project; assistance and support in completion of GED’s through Colorado Mountain College; and support toward achieving individual citizenship status.

“Magda is an enthusiastic and tireless advocate for continuing education and personal development opportunities for her staff, said Lori A. Barnes, Town Librarian and Director of Vail Public Library. “We are honored that the Colorado Association of Libraries chose a member of our community to receive this award. We cannot think of a more deserving person than Magda King.”

King will be honored at an awards luncheon during the annual Colorado Association of Libraries conference on October 21, 2016. For more information about the Vail Public Library and its programs, visit

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