Shaler North Hills Library in Pennsylvania Receives 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Nov 29, 2012, 13:52 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Education

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shaler North Hills Library in Glenshaw, Allegheny County, was one of 10 recipients across the country to recently receive the 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for their service to the community.

"On behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett, I extend congratulations to the staff of Shaler North Hills Library for their dedication in providing exceptional services to the local community," Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis said today.

"In towns and cities across Pennsylvania, libraries serve as community hubs for citizens to explore and expand their knowledge, learn new skills, find jobs, access the world of information on the Internet and much more," Tomalis said.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, based in Washington, D.C., annually honors institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Winners are selected from a listing of nationwide nominations of institutions that demonstrate innovative approaches to public service. This year's awardees were honored at a National Medal award ceremony on Nov. 14.

For additional information about the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, visit

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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Education