Each year, select museums and libraries with outstanding records of community service receive the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Beginning with the 2009 awardees, personal stories demonstrating the ongoing impact of these award-winning institutions are being documented through a cooperative agreement between IMLS and StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs.
2014 National Medal Winner Brooklyn Botanic Garden
At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, ShaQuana Boykin, now 24, talks to Patricia (Patti) Hulse about how working with the Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) as a teenager helped her get through difficult times at school and at home. Patti is the Manager of Youth & Family Programs at the BBG.
"the Garden taught me how to interact with people, how to listen to people..."