Brooklyn Public Library, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Haines Borough Public Library, James E. Brooks Library at Central Washington University and the San Mateo County Libraries (SMCL) are among the 30 finalists for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) revealed the complete list of those institutions in the running. The award is given to museums and libraries for service to the community.
“The 2016 National Medal finalists make lasting differences in their communities by serving and inspiring the public,” stated Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. “We proudly recognize these museums and libraries for their invaluable work to provide Americans with educational resources, 21st century skills, and opportunities for lifelong learning. As key stewards of our nation’s future, we salute the 30 finalists for their excellence in engaging our citizenry and expanding learning of all kinds.”