National Medal Finalist

San Diego County Library Named Finalist for 2024 IMLS National Medal

San Diego County Library (SDCL) is among 30 finalists for the 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. SDCL is one of four selected institutions in California, and the state’s only library selected as a finalist this year.

The National Medal, awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries having a significant impact in their communities. The winners will be announced in late May.

SDCL is recognized for its mission to support every individual to "Create your own story," offering programs like Kindergarten Gear Up, Library High School, digital connectivity, Little Free Libraries, the RUTH: Remember Us The Holocaust exhibit, and much more.

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Help us celebrate by sharing your story about an experience you had with us or why you love San Diego County Library. Photos and videos are encouraged!

Be sure to tag @sdcountylibrary and @US_IMLS and use hashtags #ShareYourStory and #IMLSmedals.

"At San Diego County Library, we're not solely focused on providing services; we're about empowering individuals to go beyond the pages of a book to create their own unique story. Our distinct range of programs are purposefully designed to encourage growth and belonging, ensuring that everyone feels welcome in our libraries and has opportunity to shape their own story."

- San Diego County Library Director Migell Acosta

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