Wayne Williams Library Project of the Year: City of Bedford/Bedford Public Library The City of Bedford Public Library was recognized by the Texas Library Association as the 2012 Wayne Williams Library Project of the Year. Wayne Williams Library Project of the Year recognizes a project that exemplifies the highest levels of achievement, professional standards, and inspiration to other libraries. It is the only TLA-sponsored cash award, and the amount is $500.
The design and construction of the new Bedford Public Library earned the City of Bedford this recognition. The extensive community input process significantly improved library service for Bedford residents. Maria Redburn, Library Manager and Barbara Johnson, Technical Service Manager accepted the award on behalf of the City of Bedford at the Texas Library Association Conference in Houston Texas. Bestselling author and host of the History Channel’s Decoded, Brad Meltzer was the keynote speaker of the opening session.