The Lee County Library System has received a 2020 Exceptional Employer Award in recognition of its efforts to employ people with disabilities. 

The annual Exceptional Employer of the Year Awards program is organized by the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Vocation Rehabilitation and Division of Blind Services. 

The Fort Myers office of the Division of Blind Services nominated the Lee County Library System for the award based on its inclusive workforce and dedication to providing materials, services and programs for everyone in the community. 

Library Director Mindi Simon accepted the award on behalf of the organization Wednesday in a virtual event.