Library-Based Literacy

Public libraries have become increasingly involved in the coordination and delivery of literacy services in the community, providing outreach programs to people with low-level reading skills and also to those with limited English-speaking ability. Library-based literacy programs include developing adult new reader and curriculum collections, providing literacy support services for the community and offering one-on-one or small group instruction at the library. The agency is part of a statewide consortium which works to promote family literacy programs which offer adult basic literacy education for the parent and basic skills education for the child. Agency staff members provide consultation and technical assistance to public libraries in program development, selection of materials, proposal writing and identification of outside funding sources.

This Web site, and other programs of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, is funded in part with funds from the
Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning.
Page last updated on 08/15/2007