Mayor Bill Peake's National Library Week Proclamation

At the April 3, 2019 City Council meeting, Mayor Peake proclaimed April 7 - 13 National Library Week in the City of Pacific Grove:

City of Pacific Grove
National Library Week 2019

WHEREAS, today’s libraries are not just about books but what libraries do for and with people;

WHEREAS, libraries have long served as trusted and treasured institutions where people of all backgrounds can be together and connect;

WHEREAS, libraries and librarians empower their communities to make informed decisions by providing free access to information;

WHEREAS, libraries support democracy and effect social change through their commitment to provide equitable access to information for all library users regardless of race, ethnicity, creed,
ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic status;

WHEREAS, the people of Pacific Grove have a long tradition of generously supporting their public and school libraries, the latest example being the nearly $2.6 Million dollars donated for the Pacific Grove Public Library’s Renewal Project; and

WHEREAS, libraries of all types are at the heart of cities, towns, schools and campuses;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I Bill Peake, Mayor of the City of Pacific Grove, proclaim April 7-13, 2019 National Library Week in Pacific Grove. I encourage all residents of our City to visit their library this week, explore what is new there, and engage with your librarians.

Bill Peake, Mayor