Carla Hayden named 'Library Lion' by New York Public Library
Oct 04, 2017 | 8:30 AM
Former Baltimorean and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has something in common with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Michael Chabon and Colson Whitehead, former NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw, and theater director Robert Wilson: They have been cited by the New York Public Library as "Library Lions."
The library told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the five honorees would be formally celebrated at a gala on Nov. 6. Library Lions are chosen for their contributions to a better informed and more "thoughtful" society, especially through their efforts on behalf of culture, knowledge and new ideas.
Previous recipients include Harry Belafonte, Elie Wiesel, Steve Martin and Oprah Winfrey.