We love our library - and rightfully so. So can you take a moment and help them out? The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. For 25 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities. Read below for more info:
The Institute of Museum and Library Services—the federal agency that provides library and museum grants, policy development, and research—announced this morning that LA County Library is among its 30 National Medal Finalists for 2019, and one of 15 libraries. This is the Library’s second year in a row being nominated. LA County is one of three California institutions to have been selected as a 2019 finalist, and the only California library system.
IMLS will feature LA County Library on their Facebook and Twitter pages on March 15, and we encourage you to share how LA County Library has impacted your life. To participate you can visit the IMLS social media pages (see links above) on March 15 and comment on their post, or you can post anytime between now and April 22 on your own timeline. We ask that you include #IMLSmedals and tag them @LACountyLibrary.
It is a great honor to receive the award, which is a testament of the hard work done by the entire LA County Library team. I would like to take this time to express my appreciation to all of you for your support of LA County Library as they continue to remove barriers and improve lives.