Local Congressman Honored with Library Award

KDL is proud to announce that local Congressman Vern Ehlers was the recipient of the 2008 Public Service Award from Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA). Congressman Ehlers was recognized for his efforts as a national leader on behalf of America’s libraries.

This award is given annually to a U.S. representative or senator who has worked in support of America’s libraries. Ehlers was chosen for his service to his local library board, his co-sponsorship of the loan-forgiveness efforts for librarians, and his work as one of the original sponsors of the Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries (SKILLs) Act, legislation that seeks to guarantee that students across America will be served by highly qualified, state-certified school library media specialists and will have the library resources they need to succeed.

Ehlers has said, “I am most honored and pleased to receive this award and will continue to share my passion for reading and libraries with others.”

FOLUSA’s 2008 Public Service Award will be presented at the closing reception of National Library Legislative Day on Wednesday, May 14 in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. 

KDL congratulates Congressman Ehlers on his accomplishments and award!


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