District Dispatch has posted a new item, 'House passes resolution honoring National Library Week'
Last night, the House of Representatives passed H.RES.1222 , a resolution tosupport 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.
The opening text of the resolution states, “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.”
Click here(http://bit.ly/aZBc8S)to read the Congressional Record account of the proceedings, including the full text of the resolution and floor speeches.
[Editor's Note: Thank you Congress Member Hirono for voting YEA!]