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City of Brentwood

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Libraries promote reading and literacy in the community by providing books, preschool literacy experiences, literacy tutoring, and other resources to foster the love of books and reading for children and adults of all ages; and,

WHEREAS, Libraries help children succeed in school by providing after school programs and homework help resources to support their educational needs; and,

WHEREAS, Libraries are centers for education and information and as such, they provide the community with opportunities and resources for life long learning; and,

WHEREAS, Libraries support democracy by creating an informed citizenry and by ensuring that its resources are available to anyone regardless of age, race, gender or socioeconomic background; and,

WHEREAS, The Contra Costa County Library joins the nation in celebrating National Library Week, April 18-24, 2004, with the theme Power Your Body &Mind @ your library, and is offering over 35 health and educational programs in local libraries during National Library Week; and,

WHEREAS The Contra Costa County Library will have a Fun Run/Walk at the conclusion of National Library Week, April 25, 2004, as a fundraiser for children’s books.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The City Council of the City of Brentwood does hereby acknowledge April 2004 as “Library Month” and urges its fellow citizens to recognize and thank the library volunteers, literacy tutors, Library Commissioners and Friends of the Library members for their outstanding support and commitment to excellent library and literacy service.

Dated this 23rd day of March 2004.

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Brian Swisher
Mayor

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