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Posted on: February 4, 2022



GREENVILLE: The W. Walworth Harrison Public Library in Greenville, Texas has received the 2021 Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA). TMLDA is an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League. Each year TMLDA confers awards for outstanding contributions to public libraries. To successfully receive the Achievement of Library Excellence Award, the applicant must exhibit excellence in each of ten categories: 

1. Services to under-served populations either through outreach, special programs, collaborations with other libraries or organizations, special classes, special collections, etc.

2. Enhanced service to the public during the past year either through an increase in service or a change in the type of services.

3. Innovative and effective current marketing materials highlighting basic services and publicity about specific programs the library offers.

4. Cultural, topical, and educational programming for adults and families.

5. Literacy support for all ages.

6. Summer reading club.

7. Collaborative efforts with community organizations.

8. Workforce development support.

9. Digital inclusion support by providing public Internet access, digital literacy training, and offering library services online.

10. Professional staff training to include training opportunities for staff at all levels.

The W. Walworth Harrison Public Library demonstrated distinction with its many programs and services. According to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 565 libraries exist in Texas. Of those libraries, only 59 received this award in 2021. The City is very proud that the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library has won this award for the 14th year in a row! 


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