A big honor for a New Haven Library.
The New Haven Free Public Library has won a national medal for Museum and Library Science.
The library is one of 10 libraries and museums around the country to win the award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy nominated the library for the award earlier this year.
It’s given to museums and libraries that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.
The library first opened its doors in 1887.
The award is the highest honor given to libraries and museums.
It will be presented in Washington in June.