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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Supporting Public Libraries, Building Stronger Communities

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014




No matter how much technology changes the way get information, we will always rely on the value of public libraries in our state. They bridge the digital divide, bringing computers, the internet, and other technology to people who otherwise may not have access. Children gain opportunities to develop a life-long love of literacy and learning, while people of all ages can find accessible spaces to come together. And library resources help unemployed and underemployed workers find and apply for jobs. This past week, we celebrated the groundbreaking for what will be the state’s 14th library opening or expansion since 2009, bringing our state’s investment in library construction to nearly thirty million dollars over the past seven years. The new Lewes Public Library will exemplify the growing importance of libraries to our communities. With support from the city and state, as well as local organizations and individuals, the facility will be filled with state-of-the-art meeting rooms; dozens of computer stations; and a special section designed to meet the electronic needs of young people. And library initiatives will be integrated with the surrounding area. Bicyclists and hikers will have the opportunity to pick up music or an audio book for a ride to Rehoboth Beach and back via our state’s growing network of trails, which are attracting new residents and visitors to Sussex County. By supporting public libraries, we can help give everyone the resources and information they need to increase their knowledge, find new economic opportunities, and build stronger bonds within their communities. And that will keep Delaware moving forward.

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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Supporting Public Libraries, Building Stronger Communities

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014




No matter how much technology changes the way get information, we will always rely on the value of public libraries in our state. They bridge the digital divide, bringing computers, the internet, and other technology to people who otherwise may not have access. Children gain opportunities to develop a life-long love of literacy and learning, while people of all ages can find accessible spaces to come together. And library resources help unemployed and underemployed workers find and apply for jobs. This past week, we celebrated the groundbreaking for what will be the state’s 14th library opening or expansion since 2009, bringing our state’s investment in library construction to nearly thirty million dollars over the past seven years. The new Lewes Public Library will exemplify the growing importance of libraries to our communities. With support from the city and state, as well as local organizations and individuals, the facility will be filled with state-of-the-art meeting rooms; dozens of computer stations; and a special section designed to meet the electronic needs of young people. And library initiatives will be integrated with the surrounding area. Bicyclists and hikers will have the opportunity to pick up music or an audio book for a ride to Rehoboth Beach and back via our state’s growing network of trails, which are attracting new residents and visitors to Sussex County. By supporting public libraries, we can help give everyone the resources and information they need to increase their knowledge, find new economic opportunities, and build stronger bonds within their communities. And that will keep Delaware moving forward.

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