June 22, 2022

Bush Congratulates St. Louis Public Library on Receiving 2022 National Medal

St. Louis, M.O.— Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) issued the below statement following the announcement that the St. Louis County Library received the 2022 Medal for Museum and Library Services. This award is the highest honor given to libraries that are making exceptional contributions to their community. St. Louis County library was one out of six recipients to receive this award. 

“Every family deserves to feel supported in our community,” said Congresswoman Cori Bush.  “Our caseworkers are in our Neighborhood Service Centers looking for ways to better serve our constituents. I am proud to have partnered with St. Louis County Library to provide our communities the assistance they need to thrive. SLCL has acted as a safe haven for MO-1 for generations. I’m proud to see them receive the recognition they deserve and look forward to the continuation of our partnership .”

“We are incredibly honored to receive this prestigious award honoring the work of our employees. St. Louis County Library is very proud of our work supporting the region during the pandemic,” said Kristen Sorth, Director of the St. Louis Community Library.“Together with our community partners and elected officials, we have provided essential services such as meals, diapers, technology, tutoring, vaccines, rental assistance, and access to federal COVID relief services at our branches. We make it a priority to remove barriers and increase access to library services throughout our region. Libraries move people forward wherever they are in life.”

Congresswoman Bush’s constituent services team works closely with St. Louis Public Library to operate Neighborhood Service Centers. The Neighborhood Service Centers have been a staple for people in our community who cannot readily travel to our District Office. Our team continues to assist constituents with navigating federal agencies, immigration casework, tax resources, and other community services at the following sites: 

  • St. Louis City (Monday and Wednesday): 

    • Walnut Park Library: 5760 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63120 (12 PM - 5 PM)

    • Carpenter Library: 3309 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118 (9 AM - 2 PM)

  • St. Louis County (Tuesday and Thursday):

    • Lewis and Clark Branch: 9909 Lewis and Clark Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63136 (9 AM - 2 PM)

    • Rock Road Branch: 10267 St Charles Rock Rd, St Ann, MO 63074 (9 AM - 2 PM)


Congresswoman Cori Bush sits on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, serves as the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, and proudly represents St. Louis as a politivist in the halls of the United States Congress.