Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Congratulations Senator Jack Reed!!! 😃👍😁

From Providence Public Library

We're extremely proud to be honoring Senator Jack Reed with the Library's Enlightenment Award at this evening's Savor the Story Gala!

The Enlightenment Award is presented to those who have demonstrated their commitment to and passion for the mission of Providence Public Library, the ideals exemplified by a life of learning, and the value and importance of sharing knowledge.

Senator Reed fostered and cultivated his deep appreciation for libraries as a child growing up in Cranston and honed it throughout his life devoted to public service. Over the past three decades, he has proven himself a stalwart champion of both libraries and museums, fighting for the repeated reauthorization of the Museum and Library Services Act -- which funds the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) -- so that it continues to support and help libraries meet community needs.
In the Senator's own words: "I’ve always thought that libraries played a central role, not just in education but also as a place where the community can come together, a source of common ground. I think the fundamental source of opportunity is education, which is having schools and libraries that are excellent."

We couldn't agree more, Senator Reed! Thank you for all you do!

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