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1984 - NTSB revises probable cause of 1982 "Twilight Zone" deaths after director John Landis appeals [story]
John Landis


The Los Angeles County Library is among the 30 finalists for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, one of 15 libraries selected nationwide, the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Monday.

The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. For 25 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

“The 30 National Medal finalists showcase the tremendous ability of libraries and museums to serve as vital community resources,” said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. “The Institute of Museum and Library Services is honored to recognize these leading institutions. We congratulate them on the work they are doing across the United States.”

LA County Library is one of three California institutions selected as a 2019 finalist, and the only California library system. This is the second year in a row the Library has been selected as a finalist, as it also made the list in 2018.

“We are thrilled to be one of this year’s finalists for the IMLS National Medal, the most prestigious recognition in our field,” said LA County Library Director Skye Patrick.

“Libraries are much more than books, and LA County Library strives to improve the lives of all Los Angeles County residents through our many programs focused on lifelong learning, bridging the digital divide, cultivating creativity, and serving as a gathering place for community engagement,” Patrick said. “We are honored to be recognized alongside so many tremendous institutions doing truly impactful work.”

Finalists are chosen because of their significant contributions to their communities. Throughout March and April, IMLS will celebrate the excellent community work of these institutions through its Share Your Story social media campaign, featuring the finalists on their Facebook and Twitter pages. LA County Library will be featured on Friday, March 15.

Starting Monday, IMLS is encouraging community members who have visited LA County Library locations or regularly use the library’s services to share their story on social media using #IMLSmedals and tagging @LACountyLibrary.

National Medal winners will be announced later this spring. To see the full list of finalists and learn more about the National Medal, visit the IMLS website.

About the Institute of Museum and Library
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About LA County Library
Founded in 1912, LA County Library is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US. It offers free public resources including books, music, multimedia materials, computer and internet access, and educational and recreational services to 3.4 million residents across 3,000 square miles through its 87 libraries and mobile fleet of 18 vehicles, including three Bookmobiles, 10 MākMō maker mobiles, and five Reading Machines. LA County Library is dedicated to reducing barriers and increasing access to and equity of public services for all. To learn more, visit LACountyLibrary.org.

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  1. Jesus R says:

    I Love to spend a lot of time at the LA County Library the Staff are helpful and friendly, courteous and kind. The information on all different kinds of resources you will find at the County Library. The Library also are helpful to US Veterans like me and they always assist you in anything that you need. The Whole LA County Library Department, the Staff and other members of this organization deserve the top Prize to win for the hard work they do daily.

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Friday, Oct 30, 2020
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Thursday, Oct 29, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 19 new deaths, including the 74th death in the Santa Clarita Valley and 1,745 new cases of COVID-19, including 7,267 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 29 new deaths and 1,586 new cases of COVID-19, including 7,185 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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