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Friday, August 5 is Read Where You Are Day!  Read how you can participate! ...

Adult Basic Literacy Team (ALT)

The second session of ILEAD USA 2016 is coming up July 11-14.  This is the technology session for the teams when they challenge themselves with technology classes and present the first view of their proposed solutions to community problems during a poster session. This is a...

Better World Books has Literacy Grants for Libraries and Nonprofits. Libraries may pitch a project with a maximum award amount of $15,000.  The deadline is April 1. Learn more. ...

ALSC grant to Reading Public Library funds partnership for after-school program that combines literacy and bike education, ‘Roll, Right, Read!’ ...

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation have partnered with the XPrize Foundation to offer the Adult Literacy XPrize.  Teams will have 18 months to develop solutions and 5 teams will move on to field testing.  Grand prize winners...

ILEAD USA Pennsylvania Teams, Mentors and their Project Descriptions are listed below: ALT (Adult Basic Literacy) Team Members: Joanne Austin, Osterhout Free Library Edward Lupico, SCI Houtzdale Rick Miller, Executive Director, Osterhout Free Library Elaine Stefanko, Osterhout...

PA Forward Logo of Five Literacies

By Beth Cackowski Early childhood literacy has always been at the forefront of the mission of public libraries. We do a lot to foster that goal with educational programming, storytimes and collection building. Lately programs aimed specifically at preparing children for Kindergarten...

OCTAE CONNECTION: FLASH EDITION February 24, 2015 Data from the OECD Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies’ Survey of Adult Skills, which tested adult skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments, found that 36 million...

Applications for the 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Awards are now open. The awards seek to “recognize organizations doing exemplary, innovative and easily replicable work over a sustained period of time and to encourage new groups, organizations and individuals to become...

— Submitted by Kathy Silks, Project Manager, PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries 2014 was a banner year for PA Forward, thanks to the dedication, strategic thinking, and very hard work of so many people:  the project’s Steering Committee and its seven subcommittees, five...