Michelle Obama presents national medal to Waukegan Public Library

First Lady Michelle Obama (right) presents the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Waukegan Public Library in a White House ceremony Wednesday. Accepting the award (l-r) are community member Diana Alvey and Waukegan Public Library Director Richard Lee. The National Medal is the nation's highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

May 9, 2013 4:24:08 PM PDT
First lady Michelle Obama awarded a 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to the Waukegan Public Library.

Ten institutions received the honor during a White House ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Waukegan Public Library Director Richard Lee and Diana Alvey accepted the award. The National Medal is the nation's highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community.


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