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File #: 2020-164    Version: Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/11/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/7/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-058 RECOGNIZING APRIL 19-25, 2020 AS "NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK" (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20-058. National Library Wk.
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-058 RECOGNIZING APRIL 19-25, 2020 AS "NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK" (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

National Library Week celebrates the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers. Libraries provide a safe space with free access to books, online resources for families, business centers that help support entrepreneurship and a variety of additional services intended to offer multi-faceted access and opportunity to all citizens.
Please note that Los Angeles Public Library facilities are closed until further notice due to the "Safer at Home Order" issued by the County of Los Angeles Public Health Officer. However, many digital services remain available 24/7 at lapl.org, including e-books and audiobooks, streaming TV, movie and music services and digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 20-058, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA RECOGNIZING APRIL 19-25, 2020 AS "NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK"


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE no action on the matter.


IV. BACKGROUND

Normally notable individuals, occasions, and events, such as National Library Week, would be presented a Proclamation at a City Council Meeting. Considering these unprecedented times and the importance of preserving social awareness while practicing social distancing, the City shall resolve to commemorate these occasions via Resolution as a result of COVID-19.
National Library Week was first sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association (ALA) and is observed in libraries across the country each April. Many separate library agencies - school, public, academic and special - participate.
This year's National Library Week theme is "Find Your Place at the Library," and Olympic medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani will serve as 2020's Honorary Chairs.


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