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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Contact: Kevin Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Kander Applauds Mid-Continent Public Library on Winning Prestigious National Award
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today applauded Mid-Continent Public Library in suburban Kansas City on winning the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest award bestowed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Mid-Continent is one of only 10 winners nationwide.
"Mid-Continent Public Library is one of the pillars of learning and civic engagement in the Kansas City metropolitan area," Kander said. "The National Medal further highlights the library as one of the region’s many world-class institutions."
Mid-Continent Public Library serves over 770,000 Missourians in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties, and provides access to information and resources through 36 service outlets. The library received the prestigious honor for its extensive community engagement and innovative programming, particularly related to early childhood literacy.
Kander oversees the Missouri State Library, which provides grants, development services and leadership to the Missouri library community.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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