Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library received the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno’s Spirit of Abraham award on July 2, 2014. This annual award recognizes individuals or institutions that promote cross-cultural understanding. The library was praised for familiarizing the community with the people, history, faith and cultures of Islam as a recipient of the “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” grant bestowed by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2013.