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Nashville Public Library named US Library of the Year

In the US, Library Journal magazine and library provider Gale have named Nashville Public Library its 2017 Library of the Year.

The annual award highlights libraries with ‘excellent community service, creativity, leadership, and innovation with developing community programs’.

Judge Gina Millsap said the library was recognised as ‘a champion of diversity and inclusiveness and a literacy gladiator’. ‘Its culturally diverse programs and centers; its openness and hospitality that welcomes everyone, especially people who are marginalized, struggling, new to the community and this country, and its fierce determination to facilitate literacy and learning throughout the community … are inspiring,’ said Millsap.

The US$10,000 (A$13,320) award will be presented at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago on 25 June.

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