Worthington Mayor Harvey S. Minton declared December 6, 2008 "Worthington Libraries Day" in recognition for a successful year.
WHEREAS, the Worthington Libraries is committed to providing exemplary programming and services to the Worthington community; and,
WHEREAS, the Worthington Libraries is commemorating an exceptional year of growth and change; and,
WHEREAS, in 2008, the Worthington Libraries opened a third location, the Worthington Park Library; and,
WHEREAS, the Worthington Libraries has completed renovations at both the Old Worthington Library and the Northwest Library branches; and,
WHEREAS, the Worthington Libraries has launched its newly redesigned website, worthingtonlibraries.org, to better serve library patrons and the Worthington community; and,
WHEREAS, these enhancements to the programs and services of the Worthington Libraries are the result of the Libraries' 2003-2008 Strategic Plan, which was developed with significant input from the community; and,
WHEREAS, the excellence of the Worthington Libraries is evident as it was selected the national Library of the Year in 2007 and its director, Meribah Mansfield, the Ohio Librarian of the Year in 2003; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Worthington is pleased to recognize and thank the Worthington Libraries, Director Meribah Mansfield, library trustees, volunteers and staff for being valuable partners in the Worthington community and for their dedication to lifelong learning for all people in the Worthington community; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Harvey S. Minton, Mayor of the City of Worthington, Ohio do hereby proclaim Saturday, December 6, 2008 as
WORTHINGTON LIBRARIES DAY
in the City of Worthington in recognition of the Worthington Libraries for providing exemplary library services to the people of Worthington. I do hereby further commend Library Director Meribah Mansfield, library trustees, volunteers and staff for making the Library a vital and significant part of life in Worthington, Ohio.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF,
I have hereunto subscribed my name and
Affixed my Seal this 18th day of
November in the Year of Our Lord, Two-
Thousand and Eight.
Harvey S. Minton, Mayor
City of Worthington