Jett & Lillian Mohr Service Award

The Jett & Lillian Mohr Service Award In Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Seneca East Public Library

About the Award

A Little History. The award is given in honor of the two people most influential in helping establish the Attica Public Library (now the Seneca East Public Library). The Reverend Jett Mohr became the first offical librarian around 1934 and served in that capacity until 1972 when his resignation, with regret, was accepted by the Board of Trustees. He was made Honorary Librarian at that time. Rev. Mohr passed away in 1974. He became known as the Father of the Public Library. Mrs. Lillian Mohr, wife of Rev. Mohr, began story hour in 1936 when the State Library of Ohio offically recognized the Attica Public Library. She passed away in 1954.

Saying "Thanks" The SEPL Foundation established the award in 2014 to be presented annually at the reverse raffle and auction. Its purpose is to recognize an individual or group who has significantly supported the Seneca East Public Library or the SEPL Foundation.

Consideration for the award is given for support that includes any of the following:

  • An individual or group who has demonstrated significant leadership, either in a volunteer, participatory or advisory role that directly supports the Library or Foundation
  • Generous or consistent financial support of the SEPL Foundation
  • Embodiment of the mission, vision or philosophy of the Library
  • Extraordinary or long-term commitment to the Library or Foundation by serving on boards, committees or as an employee of the Library
  • Having assumed a leadership role related to a significant Foundation event and/or activity

Award Recipients

2022 - Jan & Bob Featheringill

2020 - J. Victoria Eckenrod

2019 - Kim Ohl

2018 - Scott Wise

2017 - Greg & Rhonda Martin

2016 - Mary Brook

2015 - Ann & Ralph Beaston

2014 - Attica Lions Club 

2013 - Ernestine Walliser