Longview’s Youth Services Librarian, Jan Hanson, is being honored by the Washington Library Association. The Library Association and the Pacific Northwest Library Association held a joint conference earlier this month in Victoria, British Columbia, and at that conference, Hanson was presented with the Award for Visionary Library Services to Youth. Longview Library Director Chris Skaugset nominated Hanson, noting her creative approaches to providing services for kids and young adults. In the nomination, they noted Hanson’s expansion of early learning programs, cooperation with other libraries around the area, and the development of teen programs. In accepting the award, Hanson thanks her parents, her teacher and mentors, and the local teens who have helped the program be a success.