Hoping to expand the community’s outreach to its Hispanic population, the 2016-17 Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce Project LEAD class will be raising funds to expand the Dwight Foster Public Library’s Spanish book collection.
“We have an increasing Spanish-speaking population in Fort Atkinson, and our project objective is to contribute Spanish language and bilingual books, audiobooks, movies and periodicals to the library,” said Brooke Marriott, a Project LEAD participant. “These resources will be shared with our local schools and literacy outreach programs.”
Through meetings with the library staff, the School District of Fort Atkinson, the Jefferson County Literacy Council and Spanish-speaking residents, the 2017 Project LEAD class determined to meet the need for improved literacy while supporting the library’s strategic plan to expand its outreach to the Hispanic community.
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