The J. Frank Dobie Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the Cross Plains Public Library is one of five libraries chosen as awardees of this year’s “Dobies.” At last week’s TLA Conference, winning libraries each received $9,884.40 to purchase books for their collections. Funds for our library will be used to update the Texana collection, fill in the gaps of many western series, purchase audiobooks and playaways, and keep up with the current bestsellers.
It is especially rewarding to receive this award as the selection process is a difficult one. The committee considers not only the library usage and budget information, but also, and very importantly,“the compelling narratives that bring to us the history, accomplishments, and aspirations of the libraries, and the excitement, determination, and wit of their extremely dedicated staffs.”
Stop in and let us know if there are any books or series that you would like to read - we will be happy to order them!
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