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Seven Literacies

The Division of Library Development supports public, school, and academic librarians with information, resources, and training on seven key literacies:

  1. Basic Literacy for all Connecticut residents, fostering a trained and skilled workforce that contributes to the economic growth and development of communities and the state as a whole.
  2. Early Literacy for families and young children, so that children will start school with early literacy skills necessary for grade-level success.
  3. Civic/Social Literacy so that Connecticut citizens will have the knowledge and skills they need to improve their lives, participate and contribute effectively in their community, and connect with one another through dialogue.
  4. Digital Literacy so that Connecticut residents are empowered to access information electronically, use and share information, create original content, evaluate the value of information, and make informed decisions to fully participate in a digital society.
  5. Financial Literacy to ensure that Connecticut residents have the knowledge and skill to become informed consumers, grow and manage wealth, and foster innovation and entrepreneurship, which will contribute to the economic development of their community and the state as a whole.
  6. Health Literacy so that Connecticut residents can manage their well-being and be empowered to become effective partners with their healthcare providers.
  7. Legal Literacy to provide Connecticut residents with increased access to justice and the knowledge and skills they need to effectively navigate the legal services and resources available. 


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