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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 23, 2020 10:11 AM
From: Representative Harry Readshaw
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution: National Library Week
There are nearly 117,000 libraries of all kinds across the United States, 470 of which are in Pennsylvania. We all know libraries as a safe, quiet place to check out books, whether for our own reading enjoyment or for our children’s school projects. But to many Pennsylvanians, libraries are much more than that. They are a place where everyone, regardless of financial means, can get educational resources for no cost. They also offer a place for homeless individuals and families in poverty to take refuge from the elements and get help with finding a better job or accessing critical services. They may even help English language learners adjust to their new homeland.
For these reasons and many more, I will again be introducing a resolution to designate April 19 through 25, 2020, as National Library Week in Pennsylvania. The theme for this year is “Find Your Place at the Library.” The American Library Association encourages Americans to take this opportunity to visit their local library, thank a librarian and share the benefits of libraries with others.
Please join me in celebrating the important cultural and social services offered at Pennsylvanian’s libraries

Introduced as HR743