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10-29-13 Friends of Library Week

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10-29-13 Friends of Library Week
Friends of the Lee County Libraries raise money that enables our libraries to move from good to great -- providing the resources for additional programming, much needed equipment, support for childrens summer reading, and special events throughout the year; and Whereas, the work of the Friends highlights on an on-going basis the fact that our libraries are a cornerstone of the community providing opportunities for all to engage in the joy of life-long learning and connect with the thoughts and ideas of others from ages past to the present; and Whereas, the Friends understand the critical importance of well funded libraries and advocate to ensure that our libraries receive the resources needed to provide a wide variety of services to all ages including access to print and electronic content, along with expert assistance in research, readers advisory and childrens services; and Whereas, the Friends gift of their time and commitment to the libraries sets an example for all in how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the betterment of our community; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim October 20-26,2013 as: FRIENDS OF LIBRARY WEEK in Lee County and urges everyone to join the Friends of the Library and thank them for all they do to make our libraries and community a better place.