The King Library received the 2004 Silver Anvil Award for its excellence in strategic public relations planning and implementation. Awarded by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Silver Anvil Award is considered by many to be the icon of best public relations practices. Symbolizing the forging of public opinion, the Silver Anvil is annually awarded to organizations who have successfully addressed a contemporary issue with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness. In over 50 years, more than 1000 organizations have been awarded the Silver Anvil for excellence in public realtions. The 2004 finalists included programs from top corporations, health care organizations, associations, municipalities and the military, such as Amazon.com, Boeing, Eastman Kodak, and Hewlett-Packard. The award was presented at the annual Silver Anvil Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2004 at the Equitable Towers in New York City.