42.1-46. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Commonwealth, as an essential part of its provision for public education, to promote the establishment and development of public library service throughout its various political subdivisions.
The bill will now be considered by the full committee on General Laws, perhaps as early as next week. If approved, it will go to the Senate and then the Governor for signature.
Everyone interested in preserving and strengthening our libraries should now contact the Delegates and urge them to approve HB2066 as passed by the subcommittee.
The Advocates wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to Delegate Mark Keam for his leadership on this issue.