BY COUNCILORS JOHNSON AND GILBERT:
The city council finds:
(a) April 17 is national library workers day; and
(b) Our great city has strong libraries with 65 dedicated workers who help minds soar; and
(c) Our talented library workers help more than 50,000 borrowers find the information they need to learn, prosper and have fun; and
(d) Our library workers offer free and equal access to a world of knowledge regardless of age, income or background; and
(e) Our library workers embrace change and constantly reinvent their services to meet the demands of the information age; and
(f) Duluth residents made nearly 500,000 visits to our three libraries last year; and
(g) Our libraries are being used more than ever with less financial backing due to cuts in state aid to local government; and
(h) Our libraries work well because AFSCME library workers do.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth celebrate national library workers day by honoring the contributions of its AFSCME, and other, library workers who are dedicated to satisfying our community’s hunger for knowledge.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution honors city employees that work in our library system.