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.
The library is OPEN and ready for you to come visit! Come see what the wait was all about. We will continue our temporary hours of 10-6 M-F and 10-2 on Saturday though the month of January.
We apologize for any inconvenience the construction may cause, and we ask for everyone's patience while our new
addition is being built.
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Effective immediately, the Library will not be accepting any donations of books, DVDs, and other materials for the book sale until the completion of the expansion. Thank you for all your previous generosity!
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.