Resolution J5286-2013

Commending the Strong National Museum of Play Library upon the occasion of being named Honorable Mention in the 2014 Rochester Regional Library Council's Public Library of the Year contest

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  • May 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 21, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Strong National Museum of Play
Library upon the occasion of being named Honorable Mention in  the  2014
Rochester Regional Library Council's Public Library of the Year contest

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across the great  State
of  New  York  is  reflective  of  certain  exemplary institutions whose
purpose is dedicated to serving the community and the needs of its citi-
zenry; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend  the  Strong
National  Museum of Play Library upon the occasion of being named Honor-
able Mention in the 2014 Rochester  Regional  Library  Council's  Public
Library  of  the Year contest by the Rochester Regional Library Council;
this auspicious occasion will be celebrated on Thursday, June  5,  2014,
at the Casa Larga in Fairport, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) is a multi-type
library network serving libraries and library systems in the five-county
Rochester region of Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming coun-
ties; and
  WHEREAS, Each year, the RRLC recognizes outstanding libraries who have
provided exceptional service to their communities; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Strong National Museum of Play is the only collections-
based museum in the world devoted solely to the act of play;  it  blends
the  best  features  of  both  history museums and children's museums to
provide an exciting, welcoming place to play, learn, and dream; and
  WHEREAS, This remarkable institution's multitude of offerings include:
fun-filled educational programs, hands-on exhibits, fascinating displays
of artifacts of play, and a wonderful library; and
  WHEREAS, The Strong National Museum of Play Library plays an  integral
role  in  helping the museum provide a place for patrons to discover the
past and imagine the future, and to rekindle old memories and  make  new
ones; and
  WHEREAS, In cooperation with the Rochester Public Library System, this
innovative  library  has  made  reading books a large part of the museum
experience; while touring exhibits, museum visitors can borrow books  on
topics of interest, which can then be returned to any outside library in
the system; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Strong  National  Museum  of Play Library has become an
important resource for encouraging children to read,  learn,  and  grow;
its unique approach extends the concepts and ideas learned from a museum
visit, while helping children's reading abilities grow naturally; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an insti-
tution of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to  our  atten-
tion,  it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the Strong National Museum of Play Library upon the occasion of
being named Honorable Mention in the  2014  Rochester  Regional  Library
Council's Public Library of the Year contest; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Strong National Museum of Play Library.

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