Michigan Library Appreciation Month

Michigan Library Appreciation Month

On Oct. 17th, Supervisor Sam Previti presented a proclamation to Romeo District Library Director Claire Meeker in honor of Library Appreciation Month in the State of Michigan!
The Romeo District Library is a great resource in our community and we love to see the staff recognized for their hard work and contributions to our community! Stop by to visit their computer area, variety of activities, and the excellent children’s area!


October 2023: Michigan Library Appreciation Month


WHEREAS, the Michigan Library Association (MLA) annually designates the month of October as a statewide observance to celebrate the contributions of Michigan's public, school, academic, tribal, cooperative, and special libraries;

WHEREAS, Michigan’s libraries are essential institutions that serve as cornerstones of knowledge, learning, and community engagement; and

WHEREAS, libraries play a vital role in fostering education, lifelong learning, and literacy for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities; and

WHEREAS, libraries provide a welcoming and inclusive environment that encourages exploration, discovery, and personal growth; and

WHEREAS, libraries offer access to a diverse array of resources including books, digital media, educational programs, and technology; and

WHEREAS, libraries play a significant role in promoting the right to read and the right to access information, enabling individuals to make informed decisions and engage in open discourse; and

WHEREAS, libraries provide essential services to underserved communities, bridging the digital divide and offering critical support for job seekers, students, and individuals seeking to improve their lives; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of libraries and millions of library supporters across Michigan are celebrating Michigan Library Appreciation Month this October;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 2023 as Michigan Library Appreciation Month. During this time, I encourage all residents to visit their library in person or virtually to connect to the services, resources, and collections their library provides.