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Proclamation recognizes National Library Week
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Riverbank Branch Librarian Vicky Holt addresses the Mayor and City Council after receiving a proclamation recognizing April 7-13 as National Library Week. She let the council know about current and upcoming programs planned at the branch to stimulate an increased interest in reading in Riverbank area youngsters. Ric McGinnis/The News

Members of the Riverbank City Council recognized National Library Week at their April 9 regular meeting last week.

They presented Stanislaus County Library’s Riverbank Branch Librarian, Vicky Holt, with a proclamation noting the April 7-13 event.

The document noted the value of a library in our community.

It points out that “libraries provide the opportunity for everyone to pursue their passions and engage in lifelong learning, allowing them to live their best life.”

Libraries, the proclamation went on to state, have “long served as trusted institutions for all members of the community regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic status, while libraries strive to develop and maintain programs and collections that are as diverse as the populations they serve and ensure equity of access for all.”

Council members noted that “libraries play a critical role in the economic vitality of communities by providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for job seekers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs.”

In conclusion, the proclamation encouraged “all residents to visit their library to explore the wealth of resources” available there.