The Quitman Public Library has received the 2017 Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA).
TMLDA is an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League that recognizes library excellence among public library systems in Texas. Libraries awarded this honor are required to meet a high level of excellence in their programming and services. “The Quitman Public Library demonstrated excellence in all 10 areas required, “according to Shelley Holley.
This year, only 52 out of the state’s 548 public library systems earned this honor, putting the Quitman Public Library in the top 10 percent of public libraries in the state.
“I am so proud of the Quitman Public Library staff and the services this library provides to our community,” said Delene Allen, library Director. “I wanted to share the award with Ulna McWhorter and MaryAnn Nichols who were two of the original library founders, and I am so glad they were able stand with me for the presentation.
The library has more than 7,500 library cardholders, and the staff works hard to provide the highest quality services and innovative programming for all ages, interests, and abilities.