As NTRLS, formerly NTLS, rides into our nonprofit's history, it's interesting to note when NTLP, originally NTRLS, Inc., started, and which libraries were involved.
The date is April 1, 1985. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission sends a letter to the North Texas Library System
stating that the State agency has "received 35 affirmative resolutions
from governing authorities to organize
NTLS into a nonprofit corporation. The resolutions authorize the NTLS
Advisory Council to incorporate the NTLS."
Those libraries voting yes
were the public libraries located in the following cities: Azle,
Bedford, Burkburnett, Burleson, Cleburne, Electra, Euless, Fort Worth,
Glen Rose, Graham, Granbury, Grapevine, Henrietta, Hurst, Jacksboro,
Keller, Lake Worth, Lewisville, Mansfield, Mineral Wells, North Richland
Hills, Olney, Paducah, Pilot Point, Richland Hills, River Oaks,
Saginaw, Seymour, Springtown, Stephenville, The Colony, Vernon, Watagua,
Weatherford and Wichita Falls.
So ... any ideas on how NTLP should celebrate its 30th birthday April 1, 2015?