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PROCLAMATION

National Library Week – April 7-13, 2019

 

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania libraries have long served as trusted and treasured institutions, and library workers and librarians fuel efforts to better their communities, campuses and schools;

WHEREAS, Warren County librarians are organizers and information experts who for over a century have guided people to the best information resources. Librarians provide the expertise, services and guidance for patrons to access credible sources and information, making their own informed decisions about the worlds they navigate;

WHEREAS, Warren County libraries and librarians offer more than books, offering opportunities for community engagement and delivering new services that more closely connect communities and their needs;

WHEREAS, April 12 is honored as Take Action for Libraries day, a day, which encourages everyone to recognize how libraries enhance communities and the quality of life for the patrons, served;

WHEREAS, Warren County libraries and librarians open a world of possibilities through introductions to STEM programs, workforce development, life-planning seminars and instilling a sense of the power of reading and lifelong education;

WHEREAS, Warren County libraries support democracy and effect social change through their commitment to providing equitable access to information and access to technologies for all library users regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status.

WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Library Association’s PA Forward initiative provides a collective voice for libraries throughout the commonwealth to tell their stories and build capacity for the work they do with and for patrons;

WHEREAS, Warren County librarians work to serve all community members, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the most vulnerable in our communities, offering services and educational resources that transform communities, open minds and promote inclusion and diversity, particularly as society continues to transition to the digital landscape;

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week, which is celebrating its 61st year in 2019;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Warren County Commissioners proclaim National Library Week, April 7-13, 2019.  Residents are encouraged to visit their local libraries this week and beyond, exploring all the libraries have to offer. Remember, literacy is power. Libraries provide the fuel to move Pennsylvania forward.

ADOPTED, this 27th day of March, 2019.

 

COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY

 

 

Benjamin Kafferlin

Chair

 

 

Cindy Morrison

Attest:                                                                                         Vice Chair

 

 

Pamela J. Matve                                                                      Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                                                Secretary