Guam – Apr. 8 through 14 has been designated as National Library week. The proclamation recognizes how “Librarians continue to lead the way in leveling the playing field for all who seek information and access to technologies.”
Families, individuals seeking employment and community members looking for help filing taxes, all have a connection to the local public library. Present for the proclamation signing, Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio took the opportunity to speak.
“Books have a nostalgia to them, but they also have a mystery to them. Flipping through those pages and seeing the technology, the wisdom, the growth of humanity and the history that makes us who we are, it really makes us appreciate not just the ancient Chamorro’s as you see portrayed on that painting behind you, but all the other beauty tapestry that makes our world what it is. So, thank you for the work you do and the continuing, making this resource available and standing by the evolution that is necessary in technology but also the people who need that resource to be able to help them grow. Si yu’us ma’ase, maraming salamat po, thank you, very much,” said the Lt. Gov.
April is also Amnesty Month at the public library, and those with books past their return date are encouraged to return them to the library without the penalty of late fees.