The City of Bellaire announced on Monday, April 2 that the Bellaire City Library has received the 2017 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA).
“This is the first time that the library has received this recognition,” said Bellaire City Library Director Mary Cohrs. “We are extremely proud that TMLDA chose to recognize the work that our staff does every day for the community. From providing developmental resources for children, teens and adults to supporting education and life-long learning, the Bellaire City Library plays a vital role in our quality of life.”
The TMLDA recognizes Texas libraries that meet a high level of excellence in programming and services. The award is given to libraries that demonstrate excellence in ten categories including programming for adults and families, literacy support for all ages, workforce development and community partnerships, among others.
Only 52 out of 548 Texas public library systems received the prestigious award in 2017.
The Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) promotes the public library professions, improves the methods of providing library service and maintains high professional ethical standards.
The Bellaire Library was founded in 1951. This award was richly deserved, our Library serves students, scholars, and library patrons from all walks of life and is one of the most welcoming places in our fair City.