Library Card Sign-Up Month 2010 Proclamation
Whereas, the smartest card is a library card;
Whereas, in times of economic hardship, Americans turn to – and depend on – their libraries and librarians;
Whereas, libraries nationwide design and offer programs tailored to meet their local community’s economic needs;
Whereas, public library staff help students learn how to perform age-appropriate Internet searches, online tutoring and Web-based resources for homework help using free, public-access computers;
Whereas, children who have library cards and use the library perform better in school;
Whereas, by motivating children to read, librarians create lifelong readers, and that makes for better citizens, which makes for a healthier democracy;
Whereas, the most important school supply of all is a library card;
Whereas, be it resolved that I, the Misfit Librarian, proclaim September, Library Card Sign-Up Month and encourage everyone to sign up for the smartest card @ your library.
NOTE: I didn't write this, I got this off of the American Library Association (ALA) website here.