The Allen Public Library is one of 43 Texas libraries chosen from 548 public libraries in Texas for the 2016 Achievement of Library Excellence Award. Winners are selected by the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award Committee of the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association, an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League.
The Committee selects recipients based upon demonstrated excellence in multiple categories including: summer reading programs, new or enhanced services, marketing and publicity, cultural, topical, and educational programming for adults and families, literacy support, collaborative efforts, and staff development. This is the third consecutive year that the Library has received such peer-reviewed recognition.
The TMLDA award reflects the Library staff's consistent commitment to provide customer service, encourage reading and literacy, support lifelong learning, promote cultural inclusion, and develop information fluency. The award further reflects the continuing support for the Library from Allen citizens for 50 years.