State Sen. Wayne Fontana plans to propose to the Senate that Pennsylvania recognize a specific week in April as National Library Week.
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Wednesday, April 10
Next week marks National Library Week throughout the country. First debuting in 1958, National Library week is sponsored by the American Library Association and observed by libraries nationwide each April. The kickoff will begin on Sunday, April 14, where communities across the United States will recognize of the role of libraries, librarians and library workers and the services and resources libraries and library staff provide to the community. Although all libraries within the Commonwealth have a great importance to the state, the 42nd district is very fortunate to have one of state’s major library systems as a resource, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP). To celebrate National Library Week, I will present a resolution in the …
'Sen. Smith has a long political history of strong public library support.' - Library Director Paula Kelly
Pennsylvania Sen. Matthew H. Smith, a Democrat whose jurisdiction includes Whitehall Borough, paid a special visit to the Whitehall Public Library on Wednesday morning. Library Director Paula Kelly was joined by several library board trustees, members of the Friends of the Whitehall Public Library and representatives of the Whitehall Council in welcoming the state senator and members of his staff. "Our board president, Cristina Brady, along with Faustino Dunckhorst, our Friends president, wrote wonderful advocacy letters to our local legislators," Kelly said, "and, as a result, the senator's office contacted me about arranging a visit." During Smith's visit, the library's leaders brought him up to date on several of the library's most …