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National Medal for Museum and Library Service
The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the nation’s highest honor for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Since 1994, IMLS has presented the award to institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to community service.
2019 National Medal Winners
The 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service winners provide dynamic programming, services, and community outreach that touches the lives of individuals and helps communities thrive.
The 2019 National Medal Winners were announced on May 7, 2019.
Nominate Your Museum or Library
Anyone may nominate a museum or library for the National Medal. IMLS will begin accepting nominations for 2020 in summer 2019. Learn more about eligibility and the nomination and selection process.
2019 National Medal Finalists
The 2019 National Medal Finalists were announced on March 11, 2019.