The Bay of Pigs; Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy and Fidel Castro are all familiar names if over a certain age or for someone who has studied American History. For some this is about all we know of a country that is only 100 miles from the United States. But isn’t a country more?
Come and experience the sights of Cuba through a first-person account when Gayle Gonsior, Larry Fickbohm, Beth and Pat Palma present their images of Cuba in Iron River at the Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library. All will share their travel memories and help provide a different image of this beautiful and diverse country.
The program will be on Saturday April 28th beginning at 1:00pm.
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
SETS CHILDREN ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS . . . ONE BOOK AT A TIME
Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years. Registration is open. For more information, call the library at 715-372-5451, or visit us in person.
This program is free of charge.
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Growing to Serve You!
Our library is expanding, and we need your help.
Do We Need to Grow?
Based on a 2013 comparison of peer libraries, the Iron River Public Library is serving significantly more people with less space and staff than most libraries of comparable size. Circulation levels are high and typical of larger libraries in larger communities. The library's expenses are low compared to libraries of comparable size. We get a lot of "bang for our buck," but we need to keep pace with the needs of the 21st century: more space for computers, books, and gathering areas.
Simply put, we need more room!
Turn the Page With Us!
The Library's Board of Trustees seeks donors to help fund the
much-needed expansion of the library. With your help, we will double its size
by adding 2,100 square feet to the existing building,
offering a contemporary, dynamic service to all the communities we serve.
View the floor plan
View the elevation
Dr. Seuss - $1-99
J.K. Rowling - $100-249
Stephen King - $250-499
Louise Erdrich - $500-999
Mark Twain - $1000-2499
Agatha Christie - $2500-4999
F. Scott Fitzgerald - $5000-9999
William Shakespeare - $10,000 and above
Donors will be formally recognized on a permanent plaque.
Your gift is tax-deductible as provided by law.
By Mail: If you have received a brochure in the mail, you can return the
enclosed envelope with your donation by mail or by dropping it off
at the Iron River Public Library.
At the Library: Bring cash, a check, or use your credit card to make
Over the Phone: We can process credit card donations over the phone,
and a receipt will be mailed to you.