The Allen Public Library has received the 2022 Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA), an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League. To successfully receive the Achievement of Library Excellence Award, the library must exhibit excellence by providing services to underserved and special populations; marketing programs and services in innovative ways; pursuing collaborative efforts; continually enhancing its services; supporting literacy, digital inclusion, and workforce development; providing cultural, topical, and educational programming; and comprehensively training its staff. Of the 552 public libraries in Texas, only 73 received this award in 2022. With this honor, Allen Public Library is in the top 15% of all public libraries in the state.
Special thanks to the Friends of the Allen Public Library, the Allen Police Department, the Allen Fire Department, the Allen Animal Shelter, Parks and Recreation, All Community Outreach, the Allen Food Pantry, the North Texas Municipal Water District, The Dinosaur Company, the New Korean School of Dallas, City House, Movers for Moms, the North Texas Food Bank, and the Food for Thought Market and Café for collaborating with us on and/or funding programming. Also, thank you to our wonderful patrons! Without all of you, this award would not be possible.