Alli Chase, Library Director of the Alice Baker Library in Eagle, and Michael Marincic, Eagle Elementary School Principal, stand with a weather station purchased through a CALIFA grant awarded to the Alice Baker Library for the "Pushing the Limits" program. Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing, and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Teachers are welcome to call the library and ask staff to select books for a particular age group and on a certain topic if they have a valid library card in Waukesha County (and we may even deliver the materials to you!) Classes are welcome to visit the library, have special storytimes, etc. but visits must be coordinated through Maria Hinners. We can even help arrange for speakers/performers.
The public library welcomes everyone. Libraries help break down educational barriers between "haves" and "have nots" by providing free services to individuals, no matter their race, class, income level (or anything else!). Freely accessible computers, books, and programming give people access to resources otherwise unavailable to them. Libraries support lifelong learning for everyone, but they may be the only place that people who live below the poverty line can access online and print resources. Without libraries, many unemployed adults wouldn't have a way to apply for jobs online or a way to increase their skills with computers. Support your local public library!