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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS this week, libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating the special role libraries play in our communities; and
WHEREAS this observance is particularly appropriate in Cherry Hill, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cherry Hill Public Library’s new building, which has grown into a destination for visitors of all ages and transformed the way we look at and use the library; and
WHEREAS with innovative story times, computer classes, author events, concerts, maker programs, an art gallery, outdoor seating in Friendship Grove, the Library has become a place to explore, relax and learn something new; and
WHEREAS the Library’s commitment to evolve to meet the needs and interests of the community, and the leadership of the Board of Trustees, administration and staff, have made the CHPL a treasured resource in our community, as reflected in the Library’s 31,000 active members and 500,000 visitors each year; and
WHEREAS for the last decade, the Cherry Hill Public Library has truly been the heart of our community, and is a beloved institution that we are fortunate to call our own.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill in the County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim the week of April 12-18, 2015, to be
National Library Week
in the Township of Cherry Hill and urge all citizens to join with me and Council in celebrating 10 years of our Cherry Hill Public Library. Furthermore, I urge all residents to visit the library this and every week to take advantage of the wonderful resources, educational and cultural opportunities available within its walls.