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Tell us how we're doing!
Surveys will be available in print and online during National Library Week.
The Friends of the RBC Library are hosting a Longaberger Basket Raffle with the drawing to be held on Thursday, April 15.
Nancy Basoah and Sarah Nicol with the latest basket set to be raffled off by the Friends.
Student Doreen Mensah with the basket, dish and liner....Doreen is orginally from Juaben, Ghana, and now lives in Northern Virginia.
And the Winner is...
...John Fraser from the RBC Grounds Department!
Laura Bales (left) and Winnie VanLandingham (right) assist while Friends Co-President Carole Summerville (center) selects the winning raffle ticket.
The Friends of the RBC Library raised $102 from the raffle!
Special Stock-up Sale
During National Library Week, the Friends of RBC Library are selling a “bag of books” for just $2 each!
Pick a pack of paperbacks,
Amass a mess of mysteries,
Snag a set of stories,
Bag a bunch of bios,
Horde a heap of history,
Fleece a find of fiction,
Take a tote of textbooks,
Buy a bag of bargain books!
Student Nancy Basoah
House Resolution 1222
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.
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;
Whereas according to a December 2008 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) report, public library use increased to 1,400,000,000 visits nationwide during fiscal year 2006, among all types of library users, continuing a long term trend of increased library usage;
Whereas libraries play a vital role in supporting the quality of life in their communities;
Whereas libraries help people of all ages discover a world of knowledge, both in person and online, as well as provide personal service and assistance in finding needed information;
Whereas libraries are a key player in the national discourse on intellectual freedom and equity of access;
Whereas libraries are narrowing the "digital divide," by providing no-fee public computer and Internet access to accommodate the growing need for access to digital and online information, including e-government, continuing education, and employment opportunities;
Whereas in 71 percent of communities, libraries have the only no-fee public computers; and
Whereas libraries, librarians, library workers, and supporters across the United States will celebrate National Library Week, April 11-17, 2010:
Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
(1) supports the goals and ideals of National Library Week;
(2) 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; and
(3) supports librarians' efforts to ensure that all Americans can continue to access 21st century library services in school, public, academic, and special libraries.
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April 16, 2010