Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Opinion

April 8, 2014

From the mayor

Libraries are vital to communities

WHEREAS, libraries help lives change in their communities, campuses and schools;

WHEREAS, librarians work to meet the changing needs of their communities, including providing resources for everyone and bringing services outside of library walls;

WHEREAS, libraries and librarians bring together community members to enrich and shape the community and address local issues;

WHEREAS, librarians are trained, tech-savvy professionals, providing technology training and access to downloadable content like e-books;

WHEREAS, libraries offer programs to meet community needs, providing residents with resume writing classes, 24/7 homework help and financial planning services to teens applying for student loans to older adults planning their retirement;

WHEREAS, libraries continuously grow and evolve in how they provide for the needs of every member of the community;

WHEREAS, libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Fledderman, mayor of the city of Batesville, officially proclaim the week of April 13-19, 2014, as

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

I encourage all residents to visit the library this week to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available at your library. Lives change at your library.

Signed this third day of April 2014,

Batesville Mayor

Rick Fledderman

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