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Congratulations, Pierce County Library

First lady Michelle Obama presented Pierce County Library Executive Director Neel Parikh and Jo Cruz of Spanaway with the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service today in Washington, D.C. PCL was one of 10 institutions to receive the award, the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community, and the only Northwest recipient.

As a regular Pierce County Library customer (usually at the University Place branch), I much appreciate the resources available to me and the friendly folks who are called upon a lot for help.

According to Susan Hildreth, director of the

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Library patrons’ 2009 favorites

The Pierce County Library recently asked customers to vote for their favorite book, movie and music of 2009. And the winners are . . .

Book: “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett, with 16.9 percent of the vote. I started this book at a friend’s house while on vacation and really enjoyed it. Now I have to wait for my library copy so I can finish it. It’s set in the South in the 1960s and tells the story of black domestics working in the homes of white families.

Runners-up: “Associate” (John Grisham), “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw” (Jeff Kinney); “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” (Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen); and “The Lost Symbol” (Dan Brown).

Movie: “Star Trek” (my favorite, too, but I haven’t seen “Avatar”) with 26.5 percent of the vote. Read more »