Congratulations to the five libraries and five museums who are the recipients of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the 10 recipients of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 23 years, the award has celebrated institutions that respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making a difference for individuals, families, and their communities.
The award will be presented at an event in Washington, D.C., this summer.
The 2017 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service demonstrate impactful programs and services that exceed the expected levels of community outreach and are known as catalysts for community change. They were selected from 30 finalists across the country nominated for the honor.
The 2017 National Medal recipients are:
- Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (Alaska State Museums) (Juneau, Alaska)
- Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, Colorado)
- Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
- Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (Skokie, Illinois)
- Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (Wausau, Wisconsin)
- Long Beach Public Library (Long Beach, California)
- Peralta Hacienda Historical Park (Oakland, California)
- Richland Library (Columbia, South Carolina)
- University of Minnesota Libraries (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- Waterville Public Library (Waterville, Maine)
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See Also: List of 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Nominees
15 museums and 15 libraries were nominated.
List of All National Medal for Museum and Library Services (1994-2013)
.XLS file also available