Two Iowa libraries will receive a national honor after being named as this year’s winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
Back in February, Marshalltown Public Library was announced as one of 33 finalists. On Tuesday, they found out that they will be one of ten to receive a $5,000 award and a medal at a celebration in Washington, D.C. on May 8th.
The library underwent a move in 2008 having been first built in the town in 1902 and serves the town's population of 27,500 made up of families that speak over 30 languages.
On Facebook, Linda Moore led the tributes, “Congratulations to everyone who works and volunteers at the MPL! Together, you make a wonderful team who serve the community so well! I always enjoy walking through your doors, into such an inviting environment.”