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Cross Plains Public Library Wins Excellence Award

2013 February 22
by Thea Blair

The Public Library Association (PLA) recently announced  the Cross Plains Public Library in Cross Plains, Texas, as the winner of this year’s EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award.  The award recognizes creative and outstanding service and programming efforts for libraries serving communities of 10,000 or fewer.

The Library,  also a 2010 finalist for Library Journal‘s Best Small Library in America award,  serves a population of around 2,000 with a variety of programs including a trivia contest and barbecue, teen writing contests, and much, much more.  This heart-of-the-community library is also home to a collection of original manuscripts by Robert E. Howard, originator of the character Conan the Barbarian.

Cross Plains Public Library will receive  their $1,000 honorarium and a commemorative plaque at this summer’s American Library Association annual conference in Chicago.  To learn more about this award, and visit PLA’s Awards & Grants web page.

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