U.S.House of Representatives Passes Resolution Honoring National Library Week

“WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 13, the House of Representatives passed H.RES.1222, a resolution to support the goals and ideals of National Library Week. Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Vernon Ehlers (MI-3-R), the resolution outlines the many ways libraries of all kinds serve our country.

The opening text of the resolution states, “Whereas the Nation’s school, academic, public, and special  libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people in the United States, today, more than ever; Whereas librarians are trained professionals, helping people of all ages and backgrounds find and interpret the information they need to live, learn, and work in a challenging economy; Whereas libraries are part of the American Dream, places for opportunity, education, self-help, and lifelong learning.”

Click here to read the Congressional Record account of the proceedings, including the full text of the resolution and floor speeches.”

Megan McFarlane

Campaign Coordinator

The Campaign for America’s Libraries

312-280-2148

mmcfarlane@ala.org

www.ala.org/@yourlibrary

American Library Association

50 E. Huron

Chicago, IL 60611

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