WHEREAS, we live in a world which demands a re-dedication to the enduring intellectual and spiritual values essential to the progress of a free people in a free society; and

WHEREAS, our libraries make accessible the accumulated experience of all mankind, from which present and future generations may derive the wisdom and understanding vital to our national survival; and

WHEREAS, the development of life-time reading habits are necessary for individual fulfillment and for achieving the highest qualities of citizen-capability; and

WHEREAS, the freedom to read is the responsibility and privilege of all people in a democracy; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of April 3 to 9, 1960, as


and urge all citizens to unite in this national effort to achieve a better-read, better-informed America, to stimulate interest in libraries of all kinds--to the end that we realize the full potential of our national purpose.

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 twenty-fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State