National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Eisenhower Public Library District is proud to announce that the library has been nominated by Congressman Mike Quigley for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor given to museums and libraries.  
This annual award is presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to recognize the significant contributions that museums and libraries make to their communities. The award honors institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and exceed expected levels of community outreach. The winners of this award have shown themselves to be anchor institutions in their communities.

Eisenhower Public Library District will complete a nomination packet which is due by October 15, 2014. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2015 on the IMLS website and through a press release by the IMLS.  
Winners are honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., host a two-day visit from StoryCorps to record community members’ stories, are featured as part of a social media and press campaign by IMLS, and have the possibility of receiving a monetary award. First Lady Michelle Obama, along with the IMLS Director, present the award to recognize the extraordinary contributions the chosen institutions have made to their communities.  
The collections, programs, and services of Eisenhower Public Library District continue to redefine what it means to be a library in the 21st century. The library’s resources help members of the community to expand their horizons, explore their passions, and make connections beyond Norridge and Harwood Heights. With innovative programming such as LitWorks, Eisenhower Speaks Your Language, Mini Comic-Con, new gardening and investment clubs, and so much more, there is something for everyone at Eisenhower.  
“The Eisenhower Public Library District is very honored to be considered for this award and we thank Congressman Quigley for thinking of us” said Stacy Wittmann, Library Director. “We are fortunate that we have the resources to be able to provide a robust collection, innovative programming, and an array of services for every age group that reflect the community that we serve. It is very gratifying to know that those efforts are recognized.”