DUBLIN — A town resident who has dedicated decades of her life to advocating for libraries received a special award from the N.H. Library Trustees Association.

Adele Knight was honored with the Dorothy M. Little Award during a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Dublin Public Library.

Knight has been a trustee of the Dublin library for more than 23 years and was a member of the state association’s board of directors for eight years, ending her service this summer.

During her time on the board, “Adele demonstrated her collaborative, inclusive leadership style and inspired the NHLTA to expand its membership services, including educational programming and advocacy efforts,” according to a news release from the N.H. Library Trustees Association. “She was also instrumental in strengthening the state association’s ties with other state organizations and the State Library, and testified on behalf of public libraries at the State Legislature.”

The award is named after Dorothy Little, a trustee of the Lane Memorial Library in Hampton, who advocated for decades on behalf of public libraries at the local, regional and state levels.

“The Dorothy M. Little Award is rarely given, making it a true honor for an individual to merit such recognition. We cannot think of anyone more deserving than Adele Knight,” said Susan Gaudiello, president of the N.H. Library Trustees Association.