The New Haven Free Public Library is the proud winner of the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services!
On May 7, 2019, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) of New Haven, Connecticut as one of 10 recipients of the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. On June 12, 2019, NHFPL Board President Shana Schneider, City Librarian Martha Brogan, and Community Ambassador Nilda Aponte traveled to Washington D.C. to accept the award.
“This award is a true testament to the innovative work of NHFPL… I nominated them for this award because of their unmatched commitment and service to Connecticut residents, and for going above and beyond to offer 21st century programming to fit the diverse needs of the New Haven community.”
– U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut
IMLS NHFPL Press Release, May 7, 2019
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