FLORENCE, AZ – The Mammoth Public Library is one of twenty smaller, rural libraries that succeeded in winning a National Science Foundation grant of $2,500. The library will become a pilot site for a program called “Pushing the Limits: Making Sense of Science,” a four-part reading, viewing and discussion series for adults, according to a press release from the consortium that evaluated the applications.
Mammoth Library is the only Arizona library that won a Pushing the Limits grant. Grant funding will sponsor a library-based program that examines ways that humans have sought to push the boundaries of achievement using science, technology, engineering and math.
“There is no doubt that many of the greatest achievements of mankind have come through science and technology,” said Pinal County Library District Director Denise Keller. “I congratulate Diana Stirling, Mammoth’s librarian, on winning this prestigious grant. Through the grant, the library can create a program that will use real people and real stories to celebrate innovations in science.”
The Mammoth Public Library features a collection of more than 11,000 books, magazines, and DVDs, with many more titles available through the inter-library loaning program. High-speed Internet access is also available on 17 public computers and through a wireless network.
The Mammoth Public Library anticipates rolling out the Pushing the Limits programs in early 2013. The Mammoth Public Library is located at 125 North Clark Street in Mammoth, Arizona.