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Item A

PROCLAMATION

“City Reads 2005”

WHEREAS, readers are leaders and reading is the basis of all true education; and

WHEREAS, reading skills can fortify good education and transcend mediocre education; and

WHEREAS, books are the highest form of literature, and the most effective way to preserve and pass on knowledge, custom, and tradition, communicate culture and teach essential life skills and philosophies, and are an account of dramatic human endeavor and historic achievement; and

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood is a community that recognizes the importance of reading as an activity that offers information and entertainment for all its citizens; and

WHEREAS, reading is an activity that knits generations together, captures the collective imagination of children, parents and all members of the extended family, and effectively and efficiently bridges the generation gap; and

WHEREAS, reading encourages people to engage in discussions that examine the plot and characters as well as the stories and philosophies behind the content. These discussions prove that stories spark the imaginations of all ages, sexes, and cultural backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, the Brentwood Library and the citizens of the City of Brentwood support this joy of reading by encouraging adults to enthusiastically seek out Daughter’s Keeper by Ayelet Waldman and share the concepts with family and friends.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Brentwood, does hereby acknowledge September 19th through October 29th , 2005 as City Read Weeks and encourages all citizens to read Daughter’s Keeper, discuss its content, historic perspective and generally convey the joy of reading through their community.

Dated this 13th day of September 2005

Brian Swisher
Mayor

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