Five libraries were among the winners of the 2007 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for the extraordinary public service provided by these institutions.
In keeping with the 2007 name change to the National Medal for Museum and Library Service (previously known as the National Award), recipient institutions will be awarded a newly-minted medal in recognition of their extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. Each organization will also be honored in a special ceremony in Washington, DC, and receive a $10,000 award.
The library winners of the 2007 National Medal for Museum and Library Service are:
- Georgetown County Library, Georgetown, South Carolina
- Kim Yerton Branch of the Humboldt County Library, Hoopa,
- Memphis Public Library & Information Center, Memphis, Tennessee
- The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois
- Ocean County Library, Toms River, New Jersey
“The Institute of Museum and Library Services is awarding the National Medal to these 10 museums and libraries because they provide ground-breaking programs that respond to community challenges, serve as models for the nation’s museums and libraries, and most of all make a difference in people’s lives. I applaud their good work and encourage others to follow their example,” said Anne-Imelda M. Radice, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
For more information, please see the IMLS press release.