Assembly Resolution No. 143

BY: M. of A. Jean-Pierre

        MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
        April  4-10,  2021, as  Library Week in the State of
        New York

  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute  to
those  community  based  organizations  which  unselfishly  devote their
energy, resources and thoughtful care on behalf of improving the quality
and character of life in that community; and

  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and  in  full  accord  with  its
long-standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is  justly proud to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April  4-10,  2021,  as
Library  Week  in  the  State  of  New  York,  in  conjunction  with the
observance of National Library Week; and

  WHEREAS, National Library Week is a time to highlight the  value  of
libraries,  librarians,  and  library  workers through this year's theme
"Welcome to your Library"; and

  WHEREAS, First celebrated in 1958, National Library Week  marks  its
63rd  Anniversary  in  2021,  as  a national observance sponsored by the
American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each
April; and

  WHEREAS, Libraries are a treasured part of American culture,  and  a
valuable  resource on a wide variety of popular topics, inspiring people
to read, helping to improve incomes  and  health,  and  encouraging  the
development of strong, happy lives; and

  WHEREAS,  Not  only  places to borrow books, libraries also serve as
creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate and
use new technologies to further their skills and passions; and

  WHEREAS, Libraries serve as a resource for students, small  business
owners,  English-language  learners and many others who depend on all of
the resources our libraries have to offer; and

  WHEREAS, The  citizens  of  the  State  of  New  York  stand  firmly
committed  to promoting reading as the catalyst for our students' future
academic success, their preparation for America's jobs  of  the  future,
and their ability to compete in a global economy; and

  WHEREAS,   Our  nation's  libraries  may  take  just  pride  in  its
purposeful growth, as it  looks  forward  to  continuing  to  serve  the
educational,  cultural  and  intellectual needs of its communities; now,
therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M. Cuomo to proclaim April 4-10, 2021, as
Library Week in the State of New York; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.