25 Feb Wine Auction Library Grant
LAKEPORT, Calif. – the Lake County Library has added more than 90 children’s book titles to its collections at the libraries in Lakeport, Clearlake, Middletown and Upper Lake thanks to a grant from the Lake County Wine Alliance.
The new titles are available for checkout for free with a Lake, Sonoma, or Mendocino County library card and can be requested for pick up at your local branch from the library’s online catalog.
The Friends of the Lake County Library applied for the grant last spring and asked for help from the Lake County Wine Alliance to update and increase the number of materials at the library for children on the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math, known collectively in education as STEM.
A small portion of the funds from the grant was also spent on learning toys that will be used to expose young children to STEM topics at weekly storytimes and at other library events. STEM topics are growing increasingly vital to the education of the young and old alike. The California Department of Education notes that “through STEM education, students learn to become problem solvers, innovators, creators, and collaborators and go on to fill the critical pipeline of engineers, scientists, and innovators so essential to the future of California and the nation.”
The library strives to provide current and up to date materials on a variety of topics of importance to the community, but the library budget can’t always stretch far enough. That’s why grants and community support from organizations like the Wine Alliance and the Friends of the Lake County Library are so important for helping to keep our library up to date as a valuable community resource, according to library officials.
You can find out more about the Lake County Library and sign up for weekly updates about what’s new at the library at http://library.lakecountyca.gov.