First Lady Michelle Obama will present the national medal for museum and library service to the Pierce County Library System and nine other recipients during a White House ceremony Wednesday.
Neel Parikh, executive director of the Pierce County Library System, will receive the award from the First Lady, along with two other representatives of the library system. They are Jo Cruz, a Parkland home childcare provider who’s benefited from the system’s early learning programs, and library trustee chairwoman Linda Ishem.
The award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. The institute announced this year’s winners on April 23.