Brooklyn Public Library Named a Recipient of Nation’s Highest Museum and Library Honor
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“Our receipt of the National Medal is a tribute to the hundreds of librarians, staff members and volunteers who make Brooklyn Public Library a resource the entire community can turn to, a place where all people can be inspired to pursue their dreams and do their best thinking,” said Linda E. Johnson, president and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library. “We are dedicated to serving a large, diverse borough, including children discovering the joys of literacy, students visiting our branches after school, families on the wrong side of the digital divide, immigrants eager to become United States citizens and the innovators who have remade Brooklyn’s image and economy.”
For a complete list of 2016 recipients and to learn more about the National Medal winners, visit imls.gov/2016-medals.
Main photo credit: Earl Zubkoff
Caption: First Lady Michelle Obama (middle) presents the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Brooklyn Public Library President & CEO Linda E. Johnson (right), and community member Kim Best (left).
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