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MPL in the News

“Explore Memphis Literacy Program Wraps up with Festivities”

MEMPHIS PARENT – July 30, 2021

“Saturday marks the end of Memphis Public Libraries’ Explore Memphis program. The summer-long curriculum is designed to help students get over a dreaded “summer slump,” a period between school years when they aren’t engaging either academically or educationally.”

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“How the library system thrived in the pandemic”

Daily Memphian – June 10, 2021

“Memphis Public Libraries is one of three recipients of the highest national honor given to museums and libraries.

The MPL system was recently named as recipient of the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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“PLA, public libraries and Microsoft Corp. extend upskilling efforts for in-demand jobs”

ALA NEWS – April 26, 2021

“The Public Library Association (PLA), supported by Microsoft Corp., is promoting tools to help job seekers in high-growth careers. PLA’s Skilling for Employment Post COVID-19 initiative connects public libraries and their communities nationwide to specialized online training and certifications, and today adds new targeted programs in Cleveland, El Paso, Memphis, and New York City.”

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“WINNERS OF THE MEMPHIS BLACK HISTORY LIBRARY CARD CONTEST ANNOUNCED”

ABC 24 MEMPHIS – APRIL 13, 2021

Memphis library cards will have a new look this summer. The winners of the Black History Library Card Contest were revealed Tuesday.

They were divided into three age groups. Ryan Garnett won in the nine and under group, Rachel Douglas won the 10 to 17 group, and Daria Davis took the 18 and up group. One of the winners had these words of encouragement to other artists.”

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“Memphis Public Libraries awarded second national medal”

daily Memphian – May 25, 2021

“Memphis Public Libraries is one of three recipients of the highest national honor given to museums and libraries.

The MPL system was recently named as recipient of the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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