On Monday, Mayor Tom Barrett and Ricardo Diaz will present every 7th grader at Bruce Guadalupe Community School with a library card – a commitment made of the Mayor, the Milwaukee Public Library and the school as part of the ConnectED Library Challenge.
The ConnectED Library Challenge, an Obama administration program, is a way for communities throughout the country to create or strengthen partnerships so that every child enrolled in school can receive a library card. The initiative calls upon library directors to work with their mayors, school leaders and school librarians, to provide wider access to the learning resources and books of America’s libraries.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month – an awareness effort sponsored by the American Library Association. Bruce Guadalupe Community School students will be the first to receive library cards as part of this challenge throughout National Library Card Sign-up Month. As school resumes, ensuring students have access to educational resources, technology and safe places outside of school is vital to their success. Additionally, Monday morning Representatives Evan Goyke and Dale Kooyenga will read to elementary school students at the school.
Who: Mayor Tom Barrett
Ricardo Diaz, United Community Center Executive Director
Paula Kiely, Library Director
What: Bruce Guadalupe Community School 7th graders will receive Milwaukee Public Library cards
When: Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 1:30-2:30 pm; Remarks and library card distribution will occur at 1:30 pm
Where: Bruce Guadalupe Community School Middle School, 920 S. 9th St., Middle School Auditorium