The Sacramento Public Library has been nominated for a National Medal by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C. The medal is the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums for service to their communities. In part, the finalists are selected for their “innovative approaches to public service that exceed the expected levels of community outreach.”
“We are so proud that the Sacramento Public Library has been recognized for demonstrating our commitment to providing innovative programs and services that make a difference to people of all ages in our community,” said library director Rivkah K. Sass.
The only other California-based nominees are the Los Angeles Public Library and the Children’s Museum in La Habra.
The IMLS encourages Sacramento library patrons to share their stories of library visits on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/USIMLS.
Fifteen libraries and 15 museums have been nominated for the 2014 National Medal. Ten recipients will be named this spring. To date, 132 libraries and museums have received medals over the past 20 years.
To learn more about the 2014 National Medal and the finalists, visit www.imls.gov.
The Sacramento Public Library is at 828 I St., www.saclibrary.org.