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U.S. House of Representatives passes resolution in support of National Library Week

Jenni Terry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res 336, a resolution in support of National Library Week yesterday. During the floor debate, U.S. Reps. Tonko, Ehlers and Bachmann made statements highlighting the significant role libraries and librarians serve in communities across the country.

National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians, held on the third week of April. The resolution “encourages all residents to visit a library to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available, and to thank their librarians and library workers for making information accessible to all who walk through the library’s doors.”

“It was gratifying to hear members of Congress discuss the many ways libraries and librarians benefit the lives of Americans every day as well as how libraries have made a difference in their own lives,” ALA President Jim Rettig said.

“The ALA thanks the House of Representatives for quickly adding this resolution to its schedule and for putting a spotlight on the importance of libraries and National Library Week.”

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