Library Supporters Honored by Texas Library Association
The Texas Library Association (TLA) has recognized local businessman Dan Parman and Loyce Ince, Secretary of the Library Board of Trustees, as 2012 Benefactor Award recipients for their commitment to libraries in our community.
Mr. Parman’s donation of land allowed for the development and construction of the Parman Branch Library, and Mrs. Ince’s donation of the walking trail at the Parman Branch Library in memory of her husband, the late Raymond B. Ince, Sr., have been invaluable to the San Antonio Public Library. With its use of natural and environmentally friendly materials and limited impact on the ecosystem that surrounds it, the Parman Branch Library serves as a model for San Antonio’s commitment to innovation in the buildings it constructs. It is an example of sustainable construction for the future, as evidenced by its recent gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. In addition, the walking trail on the Library grounds provides an opportunity for community health and wellness in an undisturbed natural and safe environment.
It is because of these contributions and innovations, that the Parman Branch Library was also recently featured in American Libraries Magazine’s design issue and other national publications, as well as featured in news articles regularly in the San Antonio Express-News. The awards were presented on April 18 at the Texas Library Association Conference in Houston, Texas.