ERIC Number: ED369394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Family Literacy. Information Forum Publication #5.
Klatt, Carolyn; Hindmarsh, Doug
In the most general sense, family literacy is any intergenerational program that focuses on family reading. One of the important goals is to break the cycle of illiteracy, and another is to promote reading and encourage families to enrich their lives through the shared experience of reading. The Utah State Library has offered literacy grants with Library Services and Construction Act Title I funds since 1985, targeting adult literacy programs. These funds could also be used for family literacy programs. A sampling is presented of the kinds of projects public libraries have already undertaken to further family literacy. These include: (1) a "Babies and Books" program to make parents aware of the importance of reading to their children, (2) literacy kits for children and adults, (3) programs aimed at adults, (4) storytimes, (5) storytelling, (6) book talks, (7) workshops for older children, (8) building on adult literacy programs, (9) outreach to other agencies, (10) festivals, (11) promotionals, and (12) purchasing materials. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Library, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act