Long Beach Library Awarded National Medal for Museum and Library Service

From Long Beach Patch

” The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced Long Beach Public Library as one of ten 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. The award has celebrated institutions that respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making a difference for individuals, families, and their communities for 23 years. The award will be presented later this spring at an event in Washington, D.C.This honor recognizes the contributions of Long Beach Public Library, including its Family Learning Centers, The Studio, Information Center for People with Disabilities, and Special Connect services for families with special needs. Additionally, this award celebrates the significant community partnerships and connections the Long Beach Public Library fosters with collaborators including Long Beach Unified School District, YMCA Early Childhood Education, Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Safe Long Beach, Miller Children’s Hospital, United Cambodian Community and Preschool without Walls.”