The start of a new school year brings a big cash donation to the public school libraries in La Crosse.
On Wednesday, leaders in the school district celebrated a state grant of over $311,000 to help fund the libraries in the La Crosse schools. Superintendent Aaron Engel says the state funding helps the local schools keep their libraries up to date, but also allows room for expansion to make them more inclusive.
Wisconsin’s state treasurer, Sarah Godlewski, delivered a king-size check to the school district while visiting Emerson.
The money can be used on computers and other high technology, but Engel says much of it will go toward old-fashioned hard cover books, which kids enjoy reading.