Memphis library among 10 honored by first lady Bush - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis library among 10 honored by first lady Bush

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Public Library & Information Center was among 10 cultural institutions recognized by first lady Laura Bush in a ceremony in Washington.

Bush handed out the 2007 Institute of Museum and Library Services medals to five museums and five libraries on Monday.

Bush got a suprise honor of her own at the White House ceremony. The institute gave her a medal for her efforts to support public libraries and museums.

The Memphis library was recognized for its increased attendance, literacy programs and broad appeal to its community.

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