Monday, March 1, 2010

3/19: Beaverton Mayor to Dedicate Korean Books

photo, Beaverton Mayor Denny DoyleOn Friday, March 19, Mayor Denny Doyle will officiate a ceremony at the Beaverton City Library at 2 p.m. to dedicate more than 1,000 Korean language, cultural and educational books. He will also publicly recognize this generous gift from Beaverton's sister city Cheonan, South Korea.

The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.

map, Cheonan, KoreaIn July of 2009, Mayor Sung Moo Yong and a delegation of nine Korean government officials from Cheonan visited Beaverton to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their sister city relationship.

During the visit, Mayor Sung joined Mayor Doyle on a tour of the Beaverton City Library, which featured the International Languages Room.

The tour sparked Mayor Sung's interest in contributing to the Beaverton community through a contribution of Korean language books.

"Beaverton is very grateful for this one-of-a-kind gift that is sure to broaden our understanding and awareness of Korean culture," Doyle said. "The greatest way to show our appreciation for Cheonan's generosity is by utilizing these books in our educational and cultural pursuits."

Beaverton City Library is located at 12375 SW Fifth St. at Hall Blvd.