RGC Public Library Awarded Texas Achievement for Library Excellence


Rio Grande City Public Library was presented the 2018 Texas Achievement in Library Excellence Award by the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) at the RGC City Commission meeting held on March 13, 2019.


“In 1990, we began as the Starr County Public Library in a building with less than 1000 square feet. In 20015, we expanded our facilities and became the Rio Grande City Library,” said Norma Fultz, Rio Grande City Public Library Director. “Now were are able to provide more programs and opportunities and we’re very grateful for this honor.”


Kate Horan, President of the TMLDA and McAllen Public Library Director, presented the award to Ms. Norma Fultz, RGC Public Library Director and staff. The award is given to libraries that demonstrate excellence in 10 categories including services to underserved communities, programming for adults and families, literacy support for all ages, workforce development and community partnerships, among others.


“I am very honored to present this Texas Achievement in Library Excellence Award to the Rio Grande City Public Library,” said Mrs. Horan. “This is the second year in a row the RGC Library has received this distinction.”


This year, only 51 libraries out of 548 Texas public library systems were awarded this honor. This means Rio Grande City Public Library is in the top 10% of public libraries in the entire State of Texas.