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Celebrate National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week every year in the last week of September.
Literacy Resources from ALA
ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services partnered with ProLiteracy to develop a free online course that guides libraries in integrating adult literacy services and policies to help meet the needs of the 36 million U.S adults who lack adequate literacy and basic skills. The interactive course includes 10 modules based on the recommendations outlined in the 2013 Adult Literacy through Libraries: An Action Agenda. The course is free to all, though registration is required.
ALA's "Literacy for All: Adult Literacy @ your library" program offers:
ALA Literacy Toolkit
This toolkit will help you add, expand, and advocate for adult literacy services at your library. These suggestions will help you reach and serve new and non-readers and establish the library as an essential literacy partner in your community.
Successful and Replicable Library Literacy Programs
These examples illustrate library literacy in action. Their programs, services, and collective wisdom offer service models worthy of consideration and adaptation.
ALA also hosts a literacy clearinghouse that defines literacy and equity of access.
Literacy Resources from IFLA
Literacy Volunteers chapters in CT
Partner with the chapter that serves your area.
Literacy Volunteers of Central CT
Serving these 15 central Connecticut towns: New Britain, Middletown, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Marlborough, Middlefield, Plainville, Portland and Southington.
Literacy Volunteers of Eastern CT
Serving all of New London County and much of eastern Connecticut.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Bridgeport
Serving Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Southport, Stratford, and Trumbull.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford
Serving 19 towns in the Greater Hartford area: Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Hartford, Ellington, Farmington, Glastonbury, Newington, Manchester, Rocky Hill, Rockville, Simsbury, South Windsor, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven
Serving Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Hamden, Meriden, New Haven, North Haven, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge.
Literacy Volunteers of Southern CT
Serving the Greater Milford and Stratford Area.
Literacy Volunteers on the Green
Serving Litchfield and Fairfield Counties.
Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore CT
Serving the towns of Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Guilford, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.
Grant Funding for Literacy Programs
Literacy Courses Online
Goodwill Community Foundation International provides GCFLearnFree.org which provides quality online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the literacy, technology, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life.
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