May 2, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 72 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
CELEBRATING OUR NATIONAL LIBRARIES; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 72
(House of Representatives - May 02, 2019)
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[Page H3411] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CELEBRATING OUR NATIONAL LIBRARIES (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. ____________________