CELEBRATING OUR NATIONAL LIBRARIES; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 72
(House of Representatives - May 02, 2019)

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  (Mr. MARSHALL asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. MARSHALL. Mr. Speaker, recently we celebrated our national 
libraries. I rise today to discuss the important role they play across 
many Kansas communities.
  I have visited libraries throughout The Big First, stopping in 
Manhattan, Salina, Dodge City, Quinter, Great Bend, and Scott City. I 
recently visited the Marion City Library that was awarded the 2019 
five-star honor for its welcoming facility with well-targeted programs.
  Communities from Colby to Abilene have partnered with organizations 
such as the Library of Congress, National Archives, and Smithsonian 
Institution to shine a spotlight on the great qualities and rich 
history that is unique to Kansas. These programs, run by our local 
libraries, are vitally important to our small communities and reached 
more than 27,000 Kansans in 2018.
  I am so proud of our Kansas libraries that are constantly going above 
and beyond.