ERIC Number: ED415372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Longview Public Library Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LCSA) Title VI Library Literacy Program.
Longview Public Library, WA.
Project Read at the Longview (Washington) Public Library conducted a program to maintain and expand the Family Literacy Center to provide a monitored tutoring site and family outreach program for a minimum of 75 adult learners and 40 tutors. Two projects were involved: (1) Project READ focused on adult learners with a one-on-one tutoring approach; and (2) Project SHARE focused on parents and children with an outreach program to model good ways to develop reading interest in preschoolers. Project READ exceeded its goals by serving 77 percent more adult learners than was expected, with 107 new learner applicants and 62 new volunteer applicants. A total of 228 family outreach programs served 553 adults and 870 children, and more than 700 free books were provided to families. A family literacy program assistant was hired to help with these efforts. Three computers and multimedia software were purchased to provide more learning options for adults and families. The Family Literacy Coordinator's position became a full-time job and the literacy center began to operate during all library hours. Publicity about the project and community contacts were maintained and enhanced. As a result, 44 new tutors were trained during the year, especially with the computer systems. The library has also maintained and expanded a library for tutors to use with learners as well as parenting materials, picture books, and books for new readers. (Attachments contain project brochures and other information.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Family Involvement, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Instructional Materials, Library Extension, Library Role, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Reading Instruction, Recruitment, Student Recruitment, Teaching Methods, Tutors, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Longview Public Library, WA.