The Penn Elementary Library has received recognition as an Outstanding School Library by the Iowa Association of School Librarians. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Iowa Association of School Librarians on April 14, 2014. The Penn library met extensive qualifications in the areas of: staff qualifications, teaching and learning, library management, and administrative support. The portfolio submitted as Penn's application for this award may be found by following this link at: Penn Library Weebly.
Recipients from the Iowa City Community Schools included: Elizabeth Schau and Chelsea Sims from South East Junior HIgh, Debra Dorzweiler from Penn Elementary, Jenna Spiering from Northwest Junior High, and Cindy Kunde from Wickham Elementary.