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El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)


WHEREAS; libraries and librarians are critical to family literacy and multicultural awareness; and

WHEREAS: literacy is defined as the foundation of learning and is essential to the growth and success of all children; and

WHEREAS; children represent the hopes and dreams of the people of the United States; and

WHEREAS; children from all backgrounds should be nurtured and invested in to preserve and enhance the American Spirit, economic prosperity and democracy; and

WHEREAS; Iowa and the Davenport Public Library are partners with educators, and community based organizations to serve our youth; and

WHEREAS, the children of our nation are the responsibility of all its peoples, and people should be encouraged to celebrate the gifts of children to society- their cultures, curiosity, laughter , energy, sprit, hopes and dreams; and

WHEREAS, I encourage all residents to take advantage of the wonderful multicultural resources available at the Davenport Public Library and thank their librarians for making information available to all who walk through their doors.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that we do hereby proclaim April 30, 2013, El día de los niños/El día de los libros throughout Davenport, Iowa.

Día (Diversity in Action) is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. It is an annual celebration of the joys and wonders of childhood and the importance of literacy in the lives of families.

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May 1, 20130 comments
National Library Week 2013

National Library Week 2013

Celebrate National Library Week: April 14th-20th, 2013

WHEREAS, libraries are the heart of their communities, campuses and schools;

WHEREAS; librarians work to meet the changing needs of their communities, including providing resources for everyone and bringing services outside of library walls;

WHEREAS, libraries and librarians bring together community members to enrich and shape the community and address local issues;

WHEREAS, librarians are trained, tech-savvy professionals, providing technology training and access to downloadable content like e-books;

WHEREAS, libraries offer programs to meet community needs, providing residents with resume writing classes, 24/7 homework help and financial planning services to teens applying for student loans to older adults planning their retirement;

WHEREAS, libraries continuously grow and evolve in how they provide for the needs of every member of their communities;

WHEREAS, libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I proclaim National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013. I encourage all residents to visit the library this week to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available @ your library.

Communities matter @ your library.

DPL closed this Friday and Sunday

DPL closed this Friday and Sunday


The Davenport Public Libraries will be closed Friday, March 28th and Sunday, March 30th for the holiday. However, all locations will still open their normal hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 29th.

Thank you, and have a great Spring!

March 28, 20130 comments


The Davenport Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. All three locations will re-open on Saturday, November 24 at 9:30 a.m. We here at the library are thankful for your continued patronage and support. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 20120 comments