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