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     FEB 11 2012




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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Neumann

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Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Nation’s Highest Honor Recognizes Exceptional Contributions of Museums and Libraries


WASHINGTON (November 5, 2012) – The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the recipients of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.


This year’s honorees exemplify the nation’s great diversity of libraries and museums and include a school library, county library systems, individual libraries, children’s museums, an art museum, science centers, a park conservancy, and more, hailing from 10 different states. The 2012 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service are:

  • Bootheel Youth Museum, Malden, Mo.
  • Contra Costa County Library, Pleasant Hill, Calif.
  • Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, Ill.
  • Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City, N.Y.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Fla.
  • Naturita Community Library, Naturita, Colo.
  • Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Wash.
  • Park View High School Library Media Center, Sterling, Va.
  • Shaler North Hills Library, Glenshaw, Pa.


“Museums and libraries serve as community anchors and this year’s winners – from urban North Miami to Naturita, Colorado, home to just 542 people – showcase the positive difference these institutions make for everyone. Innovative programs are teaching residents how to read late in life, inspiring children to dream, using technology to offer e-books on the go, and bridging cultural differences,” said Susan Hildreth, director, Institute of Museum and Library Services. “This year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service recipients demonstrate the many ways libraries and museums build strong communities and provide opportunities for individual success.”


Medal winners are selected from nationwide nominations of institutions that demonstrate innovative approaches to public service, exceeding the expected levels of community outreach. The National Medal will be presented during a celebration in Washington, D.C. on November 14.


To learn more about the 2012 National Medal winners, please visit


About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.  Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.  To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter at @US_IMLS.




The purpose of the Bootheel Youth Museum is to foster

an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and an insatiable curiosity about life.



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              The Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden, Missouri, offers children exciting, inventive (and educational) fun! Where else can you stand inside a bubble, "freeze" your shadow on a wall, write a check at the bank or make music on sewer pipes? These are just a few of the experiences you'll enjoy at the BYM!

     Thousands of visitors have experienced the museum's many exhibits exploring the worlds of math, science, human relations, natural resources and the arts. This Island Mars features over 20 interactive exhibits and an innovative visit to the Red Planet. Visit the construction zone, which encourages creative building skills. There are fun activities for the child in all of us!

    The Bootheel Youth Museum offers several other programs in addition to our 22,000-square-foot exhibit hall and 200-seat theater. The museum hosts field trips, birthday parties and more! Our traveling museum can be set up at schools and events within a 100-mile radius. You can come to us in Malden or we'll come to you! For more information contact the museum online or call 573-276-3600.



Thank you to our 2013 Corporate Sponsors





Quality Center






Guy Pinkley


Morehead Family & Elizabeth Hilton


Hester Jewelry




                                     Thank you to our 2013 Sponsors

First National Bank

Powell Supply

Shelton Business Machines

Harry Blackwell Chevy

Martin Rice

Maco Management


Harry Blackwell Ford & Dodge

Bennett Pools and Spas


First Flight

Focus Bank



Malden Football

Pelts, McMullan, Edgington, LLC


Southside Auto Sales

Focus Bank

JT Moody

Falcon Communication

Carpet Gallery

Greenway Equipment INC

Three Rivers Collage

Walker Culp

The Moreheads

Bean & Bean Cotton

BPS Networks

Daily Statesman-Daily Dunklin Democrat

First Southern Krewe

Mitch & Anita Green

Hilfiker Law Office

Lady Luck Casino

Amy Preyer Law Firm

Rep. Todd Richardson Dist. 152

Southeast Missouri State University - Malden

Welch ,Todd, Parker Attorneys at LAW

B&B Cotton

Landess Funeral Home

1st State Community Bank

Barker Noe

Buck & Liz Provance

Sam Powell

Bradshaw Funeral Home

Board of Public Works

Jarrett Bullock

Fiddlers - Dexter

Rep. Kent Hampton Dist. 150

Bob &Yvonne Keathley

Liberty Utilities

Mule Barn

Rainey - Mathis Funeral Home

Southeast Health / Malden Clinic

Twin Rivers Regional Hospital






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700A N. Douglas
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Malden, MO 63863

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