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Alpine Public Library Named One of Top Libraries in America

2013 February 1
by Thea Blair

The Alpine Public Library in Alpine, Texas has recently been named by Library Journal as one of the top three small libraries in America for 2013 .  The library, which serves a population of 9,232, completed construction on a new building  in late 2011.  Strong support from the local community who helped raise much of the $1.4 million used to build the library’s new home.  Library Journal also lauded the Alpine Public Library’s strong outreach and volunteer programs.

As a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, the library receives $10,000, travel funds for the 2014 Public Library Association annual conference, and a writeup in the February issue of Library Journal.  The award is sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and showcases exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000.

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  1. February 4, 2013

    I would just like to say that another Texas library was also a finalist: Bell Whittington Public Library in Portland, Texas.

  2. Christina Manz permalink
    February 5, 2013

    Thanks, RoseAleta. We were late realizing that another of our grantees had made the list, and a post recognizing your library’s accomplishment is in the works! Our apologies for the delay, but there’s no wait on your congratulations. Well-deserved attention for amazing outreach and programming in Texas!

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