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A ProposednResolution of the Woodland City Council

Declaring May 17, 2012 Woodland Reads Day

Whereas the Woodland Reads program began in 2002 to unite community members and school students to read and discuss, in common, the same locally selected book; and

Whereas the primary purpose of Woodland Reads is to promote literacy and a habit of  reading literature that prompts discussion, challenges preconceptions and promotes positive values; and

Whereas to promote its purpose a unique feature of Woodland Reads has been bringing the author of the selected book to visit the community and schools; and

Whereas for this ninth year of Woodland Reads programs, the highly acclaimed novel, My Abandonment, by Peter Rock, professor of Creative Writing at Reed College in Portland Oregon, has been selected; and

Whereas many local individuals, businesses and organizations demonstrate support   for the goals of Woodland Reads by contributing generously so that copies of  the selected book are purchased for classes at Woodland and Pioneer High  Schools, Cache Creek High School, Woodland Christian School, and Esparto High School; and

Whereas on May 17, 2012, Professor Peter Rock will be in Woodland to visit with high  school students and speak at a community luncheon and evening book signing:

Therefore be it resolved that the City Council of the City of Woodland proclaims May  17, 2012 Woodland Reads Day.

Be it further resolved that the City Council commends the Woodland Reads program to city residents and encourages all to participate by reading My Abandonment and by attending the public events.