Episode 15: The Finalist

Last time we mentioned that there are over 300 rural libraries in WI, and this month we learned that one of them became a finalist for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service! Hooray, Wisconsin!

Listen to episode 15.

McMillan Memorial Library, in Wisconsin Rapids, is among 15 libraries that are being nationally recognized and celebrated for their outstanding service to their community. Each year, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) selects museums and libraries with the nation’s highest honor. What exactly is IMLS? Good question. Shauna and Steev discuss IMLS and library funding and Shauna talks to Andy Barnett, Director of the McMillan Memorial Library, about their library and how they came to be finalists for the National Medal.

McMillan Public Library’s beautiful solar rooftop.
McMillan Public Library’s Fine Arts Center seats 265 people and is used for films, concerts, presentations, and more.

Congratulations again to McMillian Public Library!