The Village and Town of Cottage Grove signed proclamations declaring April 2-8, 2006, as National Library Week during their respective Board meetings. The Proclamations were signed by Village President Kenneth Dahl and Town Chair Kris Hampton.
Cottage Grove is joining more than 20,000 libraries in all 50 states celebrating National Library Week 2006, which marks the sixth year of The Campaign for America's Libraries, a multi-year public education campaign sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country to speak loudly and clearly about the value of libraries and librarians in the 21st century.
Locally, the goal of National Library Week is to highlight the vital role a new library will play in providing Cottage Grove with a place to facilitate lifelong learning.
Members of the Friends of the Cottage Grove Library encourage all residents to support the efforts to build the Cottage Grove Community Library. If fund-raising efforts are successful, the Cottage Grove Community Library should open by 2018.
Meanwhile, the Book Mobile will continue to visit Cottage Grove on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Marketplace Shopping Center parking lot.