The Haslet Public Library has received the 2018 Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Director’s 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 providing services to underserved and special populations, enhancing services, marketing their programs and services in innovative ways, promoting cultural, topical, and educational programming, providing literacy support, in providing summer reading clubs, pursuing collaborative efforts, supporting workforce development, providing for digital inclusion, and in comprehensively training staff.
According to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 548 public libraries exist in Texas. Of those libraries, only 51 received this award in 2018. This places the Haslet Public Library in the top 10% of libraries in the state in terms of excellence of services, programs, marketing, and staff training during the 2018 calendar year.
This is the fourth year the Haslet Public Library has received the award. Congratulations to Library Director Barbara Thompson and her staff on this achievement.