Story and Photos by Neil Abeles
The Texarkana Gazette
One shelf in the Atlanta Public Library is certainly rewarding to look at and enjoy.
The shelf is unusually lighted and interesting. It tells of two awards the library has received through the years. They are:
n In 2006, the Northeast Texas Library System's award for Children's Area Redesign. The project turned the library's basement into an undersea world for children. It was also described as Library Project of the Year for libraries serving under 12,000 persons.
n In 2018, Achievement of Library Excellence awarded by the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. This is for a long consistent period of excellence.
The library's achievement plaques are then surrounded by art pieces, perhaps of individuals coming to the library.
The art works show a turtle reading a book while rocking in a chair, an owl made of tiny sea shells, a wintertime happy snowman and then a family of penguins dancing.
Libraries are certainly interesting places to visit.