Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Westport Library is among 30 U.S. libraries and museums named as finalists in a national competition chosen because of their significant and exceptional contributions to their communities, the Library announced today.
It said it is a finalist for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums.
The award is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities, an announcement said.
The winners will be named this spring, and representatives from winning institutions will travel to Washington, D.C. to be honored at an award ceremony.
Winning institutions also receive a visit from StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Westport Library Executive Director Maxine Bleiweis said, “We are extremely proud to be named a finalist for the National Medal Award.
“With 123,000 libraries in the U.S., just to be one of the 15 libraries named as a finalist, and to stand with such libraries as the Brooklyn Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library and the Phoenix Public Library is quite an honor.”
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Congratulations to one and all for a magnificent library… it is always on my agenda of places to see/ visit and use with visiting family and friends.