Bartow County Sole Commissioner Steve Taylor and Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini declared April 7 – 13, 2019 Bookmobile Week in Bartow County in a Proclamation signed April 2nd, 2019.

The Proclamation reads:

Bookmobile Week in Bartow County

WHEREAS; One of Bartow’s greatest resources is a literate and skilled work-force; and

WHEREAS; early reading is an important factor in school readiness and school success for children; and

WHEREAS; for over 100 years, bookmobiles and direct-delivery outreach services have played a vital role in fulfilling the mission of libraries, bringing the resources of libraries and the expertise of librarians directly to all kinds of communities: rural, urban, and suburban; and

WHEREAS; access to books is the most significant factor in ensuring early literacy among children 0 to 8 years of age; and

WHEREAS; as an extension of libraries, bookmobiles are part of the American Dream – places for opportunity, education, self-help and lifelong learning; and

WHEREAS; organizations like the Bookmobile – Reading to go places, Inc. serve the citizens of Bartow County through programs that are meant to increase literacy by increasing access to books.

Now Therefore We, Steve Taylor, Commissioner of Bartow County and Matthew J. Santini, Mayor, City of Cartersville do hereby proclaim April 7-13 Bookmobile Week in Bartow County.