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“There is a rewarding, even exhilarating role for each of us in making democracy real,” from Daring Democracy by Frances Moore Lappe.
“This includes services and materials to access technology, build technology-related skills and confidence, and make beneficial use of digital resources and services to meet patron needs,” says Elizabeth Marszalik, Director of Collections and Technology.
Early childhood literacy
“The single most important thing we can do to help our children grow into thoughtful, compassionate, literate adults is to read aloud to them,” from Raising Bookworks: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment by Emma Walton Hamilton.
- Attend free storytime classes for kids ages newborn through kindergarten »
- Join in more early learning programs—such as Early Bird Readers and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
“This includes services and materials to improve management of personal finances, business start-up and development, and to build skills needed to find and apply for jobs and advance careers,” says Lori Pulliam, Director of Public Services and Programs.