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Library Receives Achievement of Library Excellence Award

Picture L to R: Sharon Fitch, Board Secretary; Ben Cowan, Board Vice-President; Russell Keelin, Assistant Director; Stephen Smith, Board Member; Charles Eaton, Board Member; Justin Dyer, Assistant Director; Susan S. Mann, Director; Dee Ann Dent, Board Member; Roberta Skelton, Board President; Judy Fowler, Board Member.

Hillsboro City Library has been awarded the Achievement of Library Excellence Award and is recognized as one of the top 15% of all Texas public libraries by the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League for the excellent services they provided to their community. There are 552 public libraries in Texas and only 73 received this honor.

The Achievement of Library Excellence Award is earned by libraries, like Hillsboro’s, who exhibit excellence through providing services to underserved and special populations; marketing 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.

The Hillsboro Library is continually demonstrating its distinction through its many programs and services.

For adults, the library offers hotspot lending, telehealth services, career resources, video game checkouts, books to Meals on Wheels recipients, digital materials lending, such as ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels and movies, through apps like cloudLibrary and many other services.

Children and families that visit the library enjoy many activities such as the early childhood development Family Place program, toddler playdates, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, storytimes, robotics in Club Code, a StoryWalk at City Park and its very popular summer reading program.

For more information about this award or the many exciting programs happening at the Hillsboro City Library, visit online at, in person at 118 South Waco Street or via phone at (254) 582-7385.

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