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First lady honors outstanding libraries, museums

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Photo -   First lady Michelle Obama speaks about the nation's libraries and museums before handing out the 2013 National Medals for Museum and Library Service to recipients in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
First lady Michelle Obama speaks about the nation's libraries and museums before handing out the 2013 National Medals for Museum and Library Service to recipients in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says the nation's libraries and museums are creating better, more informed citizens and doing it with fewer resources.

The first lady commented Wednesday at the White House as she helped award public service medals to 10 institutions.

Recipients of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service are the:

— Boston Children's Museum

— Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio

— Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Miss.

— Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, Calif.

— Marshalltown (Iowa ) Public Library

— National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

— Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, Wash.

— Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Ohio

— Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Public Library

— Waukegan (Ill.) Public Library

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