Honey Grove Library Awards

The Honey Grove Library & Learning Center has earned many awards, grants and prizes.  

Below are a few:


Best Small Library in America 2014 Finalists

ljx140201webBSside1bBertha Voyer Memorial Library, Honey Grove, TX

In the past three years, the Bertha Voyer library has seen dramatic growth. Patron visits have increased by 40 percent, and programming grew from only summer reading four days each year, with about 30 in attendance, to programs held on almost a daily basis with over 3,600 participants—more than twice the town’s 1,668 residents. Among its upgrades: swapping out story time for “Library School” to prepare toddlers and pre-K patrons for school. Getting the most from its $59 per capita budget, the library also stepped up to deliver programs other local agencies have had to cut, such as art classes when the school district eliminated them and Meals on Wheels when the Senior Nutrition Activity Program center shut down (also delivering books and DVDs). Judge Mary Beth Stenger explains, “The thing that I like best about Bertha…is their understanding about why small libraries are needed…. [W]e provide a home.”

Institute of Museum & Library Services – National Medal of Honor – Finalist 2014

Celebrating 20 Years of the National Medal

The 2014 finalists of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service are:

  • Pima County Public Library (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • Los Angeles Public Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Sacramento Public Library (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Hartford Public Library (Hartford, Conn.)
  • Otis Library (Norwich, Conn.)
  • Athens-Clarke County Library (Athens, Ga.)
  • Chicago Public Library (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Booth Library (Eastern Illinois University) (Charleston, Ill.)
  • Cecil County Public Library (Elkton, Md.)
  • Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, Mass.)
  • Mid-Continent Public Library (Independence, Mo.)
  • Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (Las Vegas, Nev.)
  • Octavia Fellin Public Library (Gallup, N.M.)
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bertha Voyer Memorial Library (Honey Grove, Texas)

Small Communities Library Round Table – Texas Library Association – Small Community Librarian of the Year 2014 – Pattie Mayfield

Pattie Mayfield

Small Communities Library Round Table – Texas Library Association – Library Advocate of the Year 2014 – Hall-Voyer Foundation

Ebsco Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award 2014 – given to recognize excellence in library programming.