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S.J.Res. 315 (100th): A joint resolution designating 1989 as, “Year of the Young Reader”.


The text of the resolution below is as of Nov 15, 1988 (Passed Congress).


102 STAT. 3924                  PUBLIC LAW 100-662—NOV. 15, 1988
                 Public Law 100-662
                 100th Congress
                                             Joint Resolution
Nov. 15, 1988
r S J Res 3151                   Designating 1989 as "Year of the Young Reader".
                 Whereas books and reading are the basic nourishment of a growing
                    mind and the foundation of a child's future education and
                   enrichment;
                 Whereas developing children into readers today is the best way to
                   ensuring a literate and informed citizenry tomorrow;
                 Whereas the Book Industry Study Group and others have reported a
                    decline in book reading among young people in recent years; and
                 Whereas since 1983 the National Commission on Excellence, the
                    Commission on Reading, and the Librarian of Congress have
                   urged this Nation to give renewed attention to encouraging a love
                   of books and reading among our young people: Now, therefore,
                    be it
                   Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
                 States of America in Congress assembled, That 1989 is designated the
                 "Year of the Young Reader", and the President is authorized and
                 requested to issue a proclamation encouraging parents, educators,
                 librarians, government officials, members of the book community,
                 corporations, associations, and the people of the United States to
                 observe such year with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and
                 activities aimed at giving our children and young adults the gift, the
                 joy, and the promise of reading.
                    Approved November 15, 1988.




                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 315:
                 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988):
                     July 26, considered and passed Senate.
                     Oct. 21, considered and passed House.