Allegheny County Council’s Support for National Library Week

National Library Week (April 9 – 15, 2017) was a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. Libraries offer opportunities for all with free access to books and online resources to business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining. From early literacy and lifelong learning to building stronger, healthier and happier communities, libraries make a difference. The theme for 2017 National Library Week was “Libraries Transform.” Olympic soccer gold medalist and World Cup champion Julie Foudy served as National Library Week Honorary Chair.

On April 4, 2017, Allegheny County Council adopted a proclamation recognizing National Library Week. As a show of support to countywide libraries, all fifteen council members co-sponsored the proclamation. We are truly fortunate that our political leadership recognizes the importance of libraries.

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Rear: Councilman Sam DeMarco, Councilman James Ellenbogan, County Council Vice-President Nicholas Futules, Councilwoman Cindy Kirk, County Council President John DeFazio, Councilman Robert Macey, Councilman John Palmiere, Councilman Charles Martoni
Front: Crafton Public Library Board Member Ann Mostella, Crafton Public Library Director Kathy Robinson, Councilman & ACLA Board Member Tom Baker, Western Allegheny Community Library Director Amanda Kirby, Allegheny County Library Association Executive Director Marilyn Jenkins, Scott Township Public Library Board President Mark Moore, Green Tree Public Library Director Adaena Tray, Robinson Township Library Director Sharon Helfrich, Councilman Patrick Catena, Councilwoman Sue Means