Rotary of Waukegan Joins the Waukegan Public Library’s 365 Club

 
The Executive Director of the Waukegan Public Library/fellow Rotarian Richard Lee, presented Roycealee Wood and Rotary Club of Waukegan with a certificate of membership into the Library’s Literacy 365 Club.
 
The Executive Director of the Waukegan Public Library/fellow Rotarian Richard Lee, presented Roycealee Wood and Rotary Club of Waukegan with a certificate of membership into the Library’s Literacy 365 Club.  The goal of Literacy 365 Club is to raise enough money through the Waukegan Public Library Foundation to continue to provide literacy-based educational classes to bridge the divide between those who are literate and those who are not. Many Waukegan families face challenging, sometimes overwhelming barriers to providing the kind of language and print-rich home experiences needed to develop the critical skills necessary to succeed in today’s information-based society. The Waukegan Public Library (WPL) has evolved into a multi-faceted learning and community center unlike any other in Lake County. With innovative outcomes-based literacy programming, services and resources, WPL helps the community become empowered and successful as literate individuals, employees and citizens who overcome barriers such as language, income or level of education. The library’s four areas of impact are Kindergarten Readiness, Grade Level Reading, Career and College Readiness, and Adult Learning. The result of this investment will be a community that contributes to the local economy, as well.