The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal funding for the nation’s museums and libraries, has announced that the Pierce County Library System is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
The nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community will be presented at a celebration in Washington, D.C. on May 8.
The Pierce County Library System was chosen as a recipient for its innovative programs and partnerships that serve and support an incredibly diverse community. Jo Cruz is a local resident who uses library programs and resources, for example, to promote early literacy as a child care provider. She will travel to Washington to share the impact the Library has had on the community during the May 8 celebration.