Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Recipients of the Cody Award

Recipients of the Cody Award

2004             Pat Cody

Co-founder of Cody’s Books, Berkeley

2005             Nolo Press

Publisher of how-to books on law and business

2006             Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

Member-supported nonprofit operating two used bookstores to help fund
Berkeley’s public library programs and collections

2007             Small Press Distribution

Nonprofit book distributor, supporting independent publishers and writers

2008             Alice Waters

Food activist, author, chef, and founder of Chez Panisse Restaurant
and the Edible Schoolyard Project

2009             Anna Rabkin

Author and the first president of the Berkeley Public Library Foundation

2010             Malcolm Margolin

Author, publisher, and founder of Heyday, an independent publisher
focused on California cultures, landscapes, and ideas

2011             Marion Abbott & Ann Leyhe

Founders of Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, Berkeley

2012             Berkeley Reads

Berkeley’s acclaimed adult and family literacy program, based
in the Berkeley Public Library

2014             Donna Corbeil & the Berkeley Public Library Staff

Director of Library Services and staff, who oversaw the renovation
on rebuilding of the neighborhood branch libraries

2017             Linda Schacht Gage

Library advocate, Authors Dinner founder and longtime chair, and
renowned broadcast journalist

2018             Steve Silberstein

Library innovator and philanthropist, developer of automated systems
used in library systems around the world

2019             John and Helen Meyer

Sound system pioneers, steadfast champions of Berkeley’s library, arts, and culture