My Library Is... Engaging Our Community & Sharing Cultures
Woodland CUSD 5
With the help of a RAILS My Library Is... grant, Woodland CUSD #5 Library and Streator Public Library teamed up to bring cultural presentations to their mutual communities. Mexico, Ireland, Slovakia/Czechoslovakia, and The Philippines were each represented during four separate programs. Woodland students learned a little bit about themselves and their own cultures and also embraced learning about other cultures. They learned some history of cultures, the importance of unity, the roles that literature/media, food, music and dance take in various cultures, and they learned that their library is more than books to read. It is a cultural mecca. It is a serene haven. It's a vast expanse of knowledge and imagination. And it is beautifully unique, inviting, and inclusive.