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2020 SESSION

20108998D
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 143
Offered March 2, 2020
Commending the Williamsburg Regional Library.
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Patron-- Mullin
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WHEREAS, the Williamsburg Regional Library, a public library serving the City of Williamsburg and James City and York Counties, was distinguished as one of the top libraries in the nation by Library Journal in 2020; and

WHEREAS, Library Journal, a national trade publication for librarians, rated more than 6,300 libraries by comparing user data provided to the Institute of Museum and Library Services, including per capita circulation, number of visits to the library, program attendance per capita, and computer use per capita; and

WHEREAS, the Williamsburg Regional Library was one of only four percent of public libraries nationwide to earn a star rating from the study, an honor bestowed upon only one other library in the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, the accomplishment of the Williamsburg Regional Library is indicative of the hard work and dedication of its staff, the vision and leadership of the libraryís board, and the tremendous support shown by the Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library, local governments, and the community; and

WHEREAS, the Williamsburg Regional Library is developing a new strategic plan and exploring new technologies to enhance the library experience, ensuring it will continue to be an important resource for the community for many years to come; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That the Williamsburg Regional Library hereby be commended for the distinction of being named one of the top libraries in the nation by Library Journal; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the Williamsburg Regional Library as an expression of the House of Delegatesí admiration for the institutionís achievement and best wishes for its continued success.