National Medal Ceremony Livestream Event

July 17, 2017 2:45 pm-4:00 pm

Join us at the Waterville Public Library on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 3p to watch a Livestream of the Waterville Public Library receiving a National Medal, the nation’s highest honor given to libraries for service to the community.

To watch online:https://youtu.be/xI9GpRnOzKc

Waterville Public Library’s Director Sarah Sugden along with community member Eve Sotirou will accept the award during the Institute of Museum and Library Services National Medal Ceremony. Waterville Public Library Board President Cindy Jacobs will also attend. The ceremony will take place at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Director of the IMLS, Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, along with renowned journalist and reporter, Cokie Roberts,will present the award.

The mission of the Institute of Museum and Library Services is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. The highest honor for libraries and museums in the country (it is like winning an Academy Award!), the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service honors outstanding institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service, exceeding the expected levels of community outreach. Out of 123,000 libraries in the country, the Waterville Public Library is one of 5 selected honorees to show the significant impact our nation’s libraries have on the community through excellent programs, services, outreach, and partnerships that go well beyond expectations.