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 on Wednesday.
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