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How has the library improved your life? Share your story!

Public Relations Office, Library Administration,

The Los Angeles Public Library is a finalist for the nation’s highest honor given to a library or museum: the National Medal awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The award is given to institutions in recognition of service to the community and for making a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities.

The IMLS wants to know the impact the Los Angeles Public Library has made on your life. Whether the library has helped you through its adult literacy program, citizenship workshops, money management and health resources, live homework help, Student Smart or its many other programs and resources, we hope you’ll share your story.

Post stories on the IMLS Facebook page on March 21 when the library will be featured, or anytime from March 3 – April 14. If you don’t have access to Facebook, email your story to For more information call (213) 228-7555.