ERIC Number: ED328269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Family Literacy Library Programs: Models of Service.
Johnson, Debra Wilcox; Edmonds, M. Leslie
This manual introduces the topic of family literacy programs in libraries and provides guidelines for libraries that are just getting started in family literacy programs as well as libraries that are further developing their existing programs. It is argued that illiteracy tends to be both intergenerational and cyclic, i.e., if a child's parents are illiterate, then it is more than likely that the child will also be educationally disadvantaged. For this reason, the program focuses its efforts upon family-oriented literacy programs. This manual covers five major topics: (1) the need for family literacy programs and literacy efforts in public libraries; (2) service models, including a continuum of involvement; (3) family literacy activities, which include children's literature and parenting skills services; (4) planning, funding, determining objectives and strategies for, and evaluating family literacy programs; and (5) issues related to family literacy programs such as the recruitment and retention of program participants. A 23-item bibliography and a list of 14 references useful in building a home library are appended. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Library, Des Moines.