STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, during National Library Week, March 16-22, 1958, the role of libraries as an important resource of education is being stressed and dramatized; and
WHEREAS, books are the conservers, transmitters and disseminators of the world's wisdom and knowledge; and
WHEREAS, the freedom to read is one of democracy's most cherished liberties; and
WHEREAS, the development of lifetime reading habits is vital to the continuation of our society; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim March 16 through 22, 1958, as
LIBRARY WEEK IN DELAWARE
and I urge our citizens, during this period, to reflect upon the contribution which our public and private libraries and librarians have made to the preservation of our great cultural heritage of human dignity and freedom, and to express their appreciation of same.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-second.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State