Tom Green County Library Director Presented Coveted Award


SAN ANGELO, TX -- The Tom Green County Library has announced Director Jill Donegan has been awarded the coveted Wayne Williams Library Project of the Year award from the Texas Library Association.

Since 2006, the Wayne Williams Library Project spotlights a project that exemplifies the highest levels of achievement, professional standards, and inspiration for other libraries.

This is the second time in three years the Tom Green County Library has been awarded Project of the Year. This year's project was named Creating Accessible Libraries, Touching Lives With Books.

"Jill was instrumental in creating libraries for both Boys and Girls Clubs locations by creating inviting environments filled with furniture, award-winning displays," said Sally Meyers, Children's Librarian. "The space provides comfortable seating and a wide assortment of award winning books for children to read, as well as paperbacks for them to take home. Boys and Girls Club Staff are now incorporating a reading program in collaboration with local schools."

“During the painful pandemic, Jill has not failed to notice what the community needs. None of this would have been possible without Jill Donegan’s leadership and determination to reach out and touch the lives of children in our community," said Leah Barbee, Head Librarian in Adult Services commented. "She has also acquired a number of hotspots in an attempt to ameliorate the digital divide in our county. Patrons have a great need for this technology and our Director has made every attempt to meet this need.”

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