Mid-Continent Public Library Praised for Becoming Prestigious National Medal Finalist

National Library Week is April 13-19, 2014, an opportunity to celebrate the role of libraries and librarians across America

Share Your Library StorySecretary of State Jason Kander today praised Mid-Continent Public Library in suburban Kansas City on becoming a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest award bestowed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Mid-Continent was recognized for its exceptional service and significant contributions to the community.

“Mid-Continent Public Library is one of the fundamental building blocks of the Kansas City metropolitan area,” Kander said. “Though this national recognition comes as no surprise, it’s yet another reason for the all the members of Mid-Continent’s community to be proud.”

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced the 20th Anniversary of its National Medal for Museum and Library Service program in February of this year.To mark this twenty-year milestone, IMLS will National Medalist Finalists through a special Share Your Story Facebook campaign. Mid-Continent Public Library patrons may share their story about the library on the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Facebook page, www.facebook.com/USIMLS.

Award winners will be announced sometime this spring.

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