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Pueblo City-County Library captures the 2018 Leslie B. Knope Award

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A big congratulations goes out to the Pueblo City-County Library District!

Not only did it make it to the finals in a national contest for the best library in the country, it captured the 2018 Leslie B. Knope Award by winning the Twitter poll and general voting. 

The library made the "final four" last week and was one of 116 nominations submitted for the 'Leslie Knope' Award for Best Public Library. The nomination was put on by an organization called 'Engaging Local Government Leaders.' 

The library posted to Facebook last Monday, that it was 1,000 votes behind Williamsburg, VA as the top two in the contest. Voting ended on Friday, with Pueblo taking the top spot. 

Although the winner doesn't get a monetary prize, the community is buzzing.

"The incredible prize has really just been the way Pueblo has totally rallied around the library. It's been so heart-warming and awesome every week to read people's comments about how they feel about their library, how proud they are of their community," said Midori Clark of the Pueblo City-County Library District.

Clark says a celebration will comment on Saturday, as the details are still being worked out. 

The award is named after a fictitious character in the NBC sitcom "Parks and Rec."

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