This was published in the latest Community Impact newsletter.
The dinner was held on Wednesday, May 25th at Cafe Medi. Below are some pics of the awards granted.
Jana Prock and Ann Flournoy presentating the James Engle Library Supporter of the Year Award to KPL Volunteer ESL Instructor Taghreed Mero.
Linda Engle announcing the Volunteer of the Year for 2021 awarded to Jane Strickland, who has been a volunteer at the bookstore for the last 15 years!
Newly installed President Michelle Hur and Frank “Paco” Peterson upon his receiving the new President’s Award, 'Heart on Fire', for his unwavering commitment to FOL for 25 years.
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We'll be posting these every month. As you can see, LOTS of people continue to use the library.
Lisa Harper Wood 1956-2021
Lisa Harper Wood was director of the Keller Public Library from 1987 to 2007.
She loved reading and promoting literacy. She helped create the Friends of the Keller Library.
As a lifelong member of the Friends, she was a strong supporter of this group.
She created the Readers Forum at the Keller Public Library and in her memory, it has been named the Lisa Harper Wood Reader’s Forum.
The Texas Library Association is pleased to announce that the winner of the TLA 2021 Upstart Award and Branding Iron Award Winners in the public libraries category of reading programs is the Keller Public Library, Good Reads & Good Deeds Summer Reading Challenge in 2020.
In this heartwarming program, children and families were encouraged by librarians to complete both “good reads” (summer reading) and “good deeds” (kind actions to help others and/or the community.) This was a very popular program; and all told, the community completed more than 20,000 good reads and good deeds.
The Texas Municipal Library Directors Association awarded the Keller Public Library the 2021 Texas Achievement in Library Excellence Award. Libraries awarded this honor met a high level of excellence in their programming and services. To be considered, recipients were required to demonstrate quality services across ten criteria. This year, only 59 Libraries out of 565 Texas public library systems were awarded this honor.
The Keller Public Library is in the top 10 percent of public libraries in the entire State of Texas. The Association congratulates the City of Keller which values and provides quality libraries services and programs for the continued education and personal enrichment of its residents.
The Friends of the Keller Library is a registered non-profit organization consisting of dedicated individuals who care about our community and the future of our children and grandchildren. Our mission is to support the Keller Library in its efforts to provide access to information for life-long learning. To do this, we raise funds for the Keller Library, mainly, through our bookstore.
Monthly meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm, usually at the Library.
Please stop by and check us out. Buy some books or donate some of your own for future resale. You will find bargains in every category.
Another way you can help us in our efforts is to become a volunteer. We need people to staff our store for two hours at a time- either 10am-12pm or 12pm-2pm on Wednesdays or Saturdays.
Also, consider becoming a member to show your support of the Friends and the community. You can be an active member (volunteer) or an inactive member. The choice is up to you. Click here to become a Friend of the Library.
Members of the Friends work all year to raise money. Although the bookstore is our main source of income, we do receive additional funds from membership dues, donations, grants and fund-raising events. The money is used to purchase items and programs for the library - things that would not be possible otherwise. We especially focus on children, providing materials and financial support for programs throughout the year.