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BOOK CLUB REVIEW

by Amanda Feldt- Smith | July 30th, 2021

Book Club Discussion: I Am Malala

Thank you to everyone who attended Barron Public Library’s Book Club Discussion! This first book club community conversation is a result of Barron Public Library being selected to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative from the American Library Association (ALA). The conversation about I Am Malala by Malala Yousfzai was a great success. Discussing her life and the challenges Malala has faced so far in her twenty-four years of age had participants reflecting on their own lives, the importance of education, and discrimination in education based on gender, culture and socioeconomic status. Interesting perspectives were shared about the American education system and the things that have or have not changed over time. Some participants remarked there was a different form of gender discrimination when they went to school based on what was considered an acceptable career path for women at the time while others were specifically discouraged in class based on their gender and subjected to sexist remarks from faculty. Going forward attendees plan to do additional research on ways to influence change in education (locally and beyond) and discussed how they could work together to actualize these ideals. Be sure to check out the next Book Club selection and join us for a discussion at 5PM the last Thursday of each month.

EXCITING NEWS!

by Amanda Feldt- Smith | July 2021

JOIN BARRON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK CLUB TODAY!

On July 29th at 5PM we will meet to discuss I Am Malala. When you register for this event you can receive a FREE copy of I Am Malala (while supplies last). Stop by the library or call us at 715-537-3881 to register.

Book Club will meet the last Thursday of the month.

GRANT AWARDED

by Amanda Feldt- Smith | Jan 6, 2021

Barron Public Library Awarded a Grant
from the American Library Association

Barron Public Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.

The competitive award comes with a $3,000 grant that will help the library host a book discussion about the importance of education in the community as well as helping the library implement new services and safety protocols.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association or Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL). 

https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2021/01/ala-awards-community-engagement-grants-200-smallrural-libraries-invites

Barron Public Library
10 North 3rd St
Barron, WI 54812
Phone: 715-537-3881
barronpl@barronpl.org

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