April 16, 2024
The Museum of US and the California Tower. Courtesy of the museum

The San Diego County Library and the Balboa Park-based Museum of Us are among the many 30 finalists for the 2024 Nationwide Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums, the Institute of Museum and Library Providers introduced Wednesday.

The San Diego County Library is the one library from California to be a finalist.

County Library Director Migell Acosta mentioned the popularity “is a direct results of our collective efforts and the progressive spirit that permeates each nook of our library system to assist the purchasers and communities we serve.”

That is the second 12 months the Museum of Us has been a finalist.

The museum payments itself as “a spot for the varied tales that outline us — all of us.”

Two different California museums are additionally finalists — the Bay Space Discovery Museum in Sausalito and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

The medal winners will likely be introduced in late Could.