Longmont Public Library Named Finalist for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Winners will be announced by IMLS in April

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that Longmont Public Library has been selected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as one of 30 finalists for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The medal is the nation's highest honor for museums and libraries that make exceptional contributions to their communities.

"Longmont Public Library is helping open doors to Coloradans by offering educational opportunities, providing a place for workforce development, and engaging the community in a culture of lifelong learning," Bennet said. "This is a tremendous honor for the City of Longmont and the hardworking staff that make the Longmont Public Library such a valuable resource in the community."

Each year, IMLS awards 10 National Medal winners that are recognized for various activities that contribute to education, strengthening civic life, advancing workforce development, and enriching cultural and lifelong learning opportunities. Winners will be announced in April and will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington in May. Click here for more information on the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.