Officials with the city announced Tuesday afternoon that the El Paso Public Library had received the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award from the Texas Municipal Library Director’s Association (TMLDA), an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League.
“We are extremely thankful to have achieved this distinction twice in a row and three of the last four years,” said El Paso Public Library Director Norma Martinez. “This award proves El Paso has an outstanding library system and one in which El Pasoans can take great pride.”
Out of the 571 public libraries in Texas, the El Paso Public Library is one of 56 libraries to receive the award.
The award recognizes the continued dedication by the library to provide outstanding recreational, cultural and educational opportunities for the community.
Officials share that to receive the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award, applicants must demonstrate excellence in 10 categories that include services to underserved communities, programming for adults and families, literacy support for all ages, workforce development and community partnerships and promotional and marketing support for library programs and services among others.
The El Paso Public Library previously received the 2017 and the 2019 Achievement of Excellence Award.
A complete list of this year’s winners is located at the TMLDA website.
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