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We are so honored to be named a WINNER of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for community service. This prestigious award honors institutions for their extraordinary public service and remarkable community contributions.
As a winning institution, Meridian Library District will receive $5,000 to enhance programming. Additionally, this summer, MLD will receive a visit from StoryCorps, a nonprofit that will capture stories from the community and preserve them at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Congratulations to all of the 2019 finalists and winners!
Statements of Support
"I am so proud of our Libraries in Meridian. Rich or poor, young or old, they make us all better. I encourage you to visit; you will be amazed." - Joe Borton, Meridian City Council President
“Historically, libraries are much more than places to access books or archives—they are gathering places for people of all backgrounds and abilities and are vital to democracy and free societies. I’m proud to see Meridian Library recognized for the excellent services they provide their community here in the great state of Idaho." - Senator James E. Risch
“This highest honor by the Institute of Museum and Library Service is a testament to the important resources the Meridian Library District provides to the surrounding area, it will continue to serve a vital role in the comprehensive education of all members of the Meridian community." - Senator Mike Crapo
"Congratulations to Meridian’s very own Meridian Library on being awarded with the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service! We’re so proud and thankful for the work you do." - Congressman Russ Fulcher