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State Treasurer visits area middle school

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Special Visit

The Wisconsin Treasurer visited John Muir Middle School to gift a check for the district's libraries.

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW)-- Millions in state funding is going to Wisconsin schools for updates to their libraries. 

State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski met with students at John Muir Middle School on Wednesday morning bearing a check to improve libraries across the school district.

During her visit, Godlewski presented librarian Tiffany Braunel and school staff with a check for over $325,000. The funds will go to books, WiFi hotspots, and technology updates.

"I mean we need to make sure our kids have the books that they need, that they can go home and have a laptop and be able to connect online. So what we are helping do is empower with resources, public schools, the school librarians, to be able to do all of this," Godlewski said.

She went on to say she remembered growing up in public schools and understands the struggle schools and libraries had to get the funding they need.

In total, libraries across Wisconsin are getting nearly $40 million dollars in funding. School officials and librarians said the money will be a big help.

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