Library Card Sign-up Month 2014 - Sample Proclamation

Whereas, the library card is the most important school supply of all;
Whereas, libraries are an essential service for the nation’s children; 
Whereas, libraries bridge the digital divide by providing a full range of information and services to children and adult learners; 
Whereas, libraries offer free access to important educational resources for all ages and types of learners; 
Whereas, libraries continue to evolve and expand their services in ways that bring value to their communities; 
Whereas, a free library card is the “smartest card” you can own;
Whereas, be it resolved that I (name, title of official) proclaim September Library Card Sign-up Month in (name of city, state) and encourage everyone to sign up for the “smartest card” @ your library.