City Of Englewood

Office of the Mayor


National Library Week


   WHEREAS, libraries are part of the American Dream – places for opportunity, education, self-help, and lifelong learning; and


   WHEREAS, libraries play a vital role in providing millions of people with the resources they need to live, learn, and work in the 21st century; and


   WHEREAS, libraries bring you a world of knowledge both in person and online, as well as personal service and assistance in finding what you need, when you need it; and


   WHEREAS, libraries are a key player in the national discourse on intellectual freedom, equity of access, and narrowing the “digital divide;” and


   WHEREAS, more individuals must be recruited to the profession of librarianship and to work in libraries to maintain their vitality in today's changing workplace; and


   WHEREAS, awareness and support must be increased for libraries, librarians and library workers by raising their visibility in a positive context and by communicating clearly and strongly why libraries are both unique and valuable; and


   WHEREAS, libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week with The Campaign for America 's Libraries.


   NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael J. Wildes, Mayor of the City of Englewood, do hereby proclaim April 2 nd – 8 th , 2006, National Library Week, and encourage all residents to take advantage of all ENGLEWOOD LIBRARY has to offer.






Paid for by Friends of Michael J. Wildes, Claudia Colbert, Treasurer