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Mid-Columbia Libraries a Finalist for National Award

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Mid-Columbia Libraries a Finalist for National Award Mid-Columbia Libraries a Finalist for National Award

KENNEWICK, WA - The Mid-Columbia Library system finds itself in the top thirty finalists for the nation's highest honor for libraries and museums. The Institute of Museum and Library Services got over 150 applicants for the honor. The award recognizes libraries for promoting learning and inspiring lifelong readers. 

If Mid-Columbia Libraries is one of the ten honored with the award, the first lady will present the medal to executive director Kyle Cox at the White House. "Different fields have different medals, this is really the Best Picture Oscar for libraries," said Cox. "So we're talking tens and tens of thousands of libraries and museums that are vying for this honor. The fact that there's only 30 finalists from the entire country and ten medals total means that Mid-Columbia Libraries is being recognized as an exceptional institution." 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is encouraging people to visit their Facebook page to share their stories about Mid-Columbia Libraries. https://www.facebook.com/USIMLS?rf=139013056124041

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