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DeKalb library adding name to declaration

The DeKalb Public Library will add its name to a document that supports libraries across the country during a special ceremony April 17 at Northern Illinois University.

At 3 p.m. April 17 at NIU’s Founders Memorial Library, library leaders will sign the “Declaration for the Rights to Libraries,” an initiative started by the American Library Association designed to build public support for libraries of all kinds.

DeKalb library leaders are encouraging library officials from the DeKalb County area to join in adding their names to the declaration and become part of the movement to ensure communities have vibrant libraries and increase awareness of libraries.

NIU President Douglas Baker, DeKalb Mayor John Rey and Library Director Dee Coover will speak about the importance of libraries to the community. After the presentation, each participating library will be invited to sign the declaration.

After the presentation, cake and refreshments will be served in the staff lounge.

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