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Three California institutions Tapped as Finalists for 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Local community encouraged to ‘Share Your Story’ on IMLS social media in March, April
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2018) – The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that California’s Pretend City Children’s Museum, LA County Library, and Sacramento Public Library are among the 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. For 24 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.
“The 29 National Medal finalists showcase the tremendous ability of libraries and museums to serve as vital community resources,” said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. “The Institute of Museum and Library Services is honored to recognize these leading institutions. We congratulate them on the work they are doing across the United States.”
Finalists are chosen because of their significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. IMLS is encouraging community members who have visited Pretend City Children’s Museum, LA County Library, or Sacramento Public Library to share their story on social media. To #ShareYourStory, please visit www.facebook.com/USIMLS or www.twitter.com/us_imlsand use #IMLSmedals.