The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Copper Queen Library in Bisbee are in a group of 30 finalists for 2024’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

This medal is given to museums and libraries that make a big difference for their communities.

The Desert Museum is considered a zoo, an aquarium, a botanical garden and a natural history museum.

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The Copper Queen Library has a long history that we’ve previously featured on KGUN9.

The medal organization will reveal winners of the prestigious award in May and honor them at a ceremony in Washington D.C. later this summer.