A Conversation with Senator Jack Reed

A Conversation with Senator Jack Reed

Sunday, June 24 at 3:00 p.m.

  Brought to you by the Friends of Jamestown Library

following a short Annual Meeting

 U.S. Senator Jack Reed is a Jamestown resident and national champion for public libraries.  In recognition of Reed’s advocacy, including his leadership in fighting for increased federal funding to ensure that library services are accessible to all and his sponsorship of virtually every major piece of legislation helping public libraries over the last two decades, the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Senator Reed with its highest honor: ALA Honorary Membership.  Other honorees to receive this distinction include Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates.  Senator Reed is also the only person to receive two prestigious Crystal Apple awards from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in recognition of his unwavering support for school libraries.

 “Libraries and museums are anchor institutions for their communities, and we need to do all we can to support them in their mission.” -U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Washington, DC, 2017