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Ten libraries and museums across the country are being honored at the White House for contributions they have made to their communities.
They will receive the 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service on Wednesday. The 10 honorees range from school libraries and children's museums to a park conservancy.
This year's honorees include the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Fla., and the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City, N.Y.