Proclamation

To the people of (city or town)

Whereas: The Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System is coordinating a region-wide program among area libraries whereby communities throughout Northeast Ohio will read and discuss Harper Lee?s literary classic, To Kill a Mockingbird; and

Whereas: January is the kickoff month for the North Coast Neighbors Share a Book program which culminates with National Library Week in April 2002; and

Whereas: The purpose of this program is to stimulate critical thinking and lively discussions among our citizenry in various forums like coffeehouses, libraries, bookstores and the program?s Web site; and

Whereas: The Pulitzer Prize-winning book is filled with important themes like civil rights, social justice and legal ethics, and welcomes broad participation; and

Whereas: The North Coast Neighbors Share a Book program encourages community involvement by sponsoring programming that enhances learning and promotes diversity; and

Whereas: The Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System is a 74-member library cooperative assisting member libraries to better meet the needs of their customers by creating opportunities to accomplish services and programs beyond individual capabilities and resources;

Now, therefore: I (we), _________________________________ (group or individual) endorse(s) the Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System program as an opportunity to foster community involvement and the intellectual development of its citizenry and urge all citizens of ___________ to recognize this event and participate fittingly in:
?North Coast Neighbors Share a Book 2002?


In Witness Whereof:


Date: