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2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Each year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services presents select museums and libraries with the nation’s highest honor, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

2019 National Medal Finalists

2019 National Medal Finalists


  • Aaniiih Nakoda College Library (Harlem, MT)
  • Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library (Bismarck, ND)
  • Flint Public Library (Flint, Michigan)
  • Gulfport Public Library (Gulfport, FL)
  • ICPSR at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library (Sequim, WA)
  • Jane Stern Dorado Community Library (Dorado, Puerto Rico)
  • LA County Library (Los Angeles County, CA)
  • McMillan Memorial Library (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)
  • Meridian Library District (Meridian, ID)
  • New Haven Free Public Library (New Haven, CT)
  • Route 9 Library and Innovation Center (New Castle, DE)
  • Spokane Public Library (Spokane, WA)
  • Tempe Public Library (Tempe, AZ)
  • Union County Carnegie Library (Union, SC)


  • 9/11 Memorial Museum (New York, NY)
  • Barona Cultural Center and Museum (Lakeside, CA)
  • Brookfield Zoo (Brookfield, IL)
  • El Pueblo History Museum (Pueblo, CO)
  • Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum (Saint Paul, MN)
  • National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel (Memphis, TN)
  • New York Aquarium (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Northwest African American Museum (Seattle, WA)
  • Orange County Regional History Center (Orlando, FL)
  • Orlando Science Center (Orlando, FL)
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Chicago, IL)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (Charleston, SC)
  • The New Children’s Museum (San Diego, CA)
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Boylston, MA)