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First lady giving Clark Co. libraries major award

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama is honoring the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District with a prestigious national award.

Obama appeared at a Thursday ceremony at the White House to give the district the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, which is the highest community service honor a museum or library can win.

Officials with the awards program say the library district realigned its programs and services to the needs of a community hard-hit by foreclosures, bankruptcy and unemployment during the recession.

Those included job training and resources for job-seekers.

The district is one of 10 museums and libraries that are receiving the medal.

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