ERIC Number: ED415904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Pottsville Free Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Smink, Nancy J.; Bridal, Wendy
This final performance report provides project outcome information and data to the U.S. Department of Education for the federally-funded Library Literacy Program. The Pottsville Free Public Library conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, other technology, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The project served a community of 100,000-200,000 people. Tutoring was done one-on-one, using the Laubach and Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) methods. The project served 156 adult learners, and provided 3,050 hours of direct tutoring service. This report describes activities from October 1992-September 1993 and provides: a comparison of actual accomplishments to goals and objectives set forth in the grant application; a comparison between proposed and actual expenditures; specific details of activities undertaken; the role the library played in the accomplishment of the goals and objectives; agencies and organizations that assisted in the project; and the impact of the federal project on the ongoing program of the library. Includes the contract between the Literacy Council for Schuylkill County, Inc. and Pottsville Free Public Library; the Literacy Council's bibliography of Public Library new reader titles; alphabet coloring book; and animal counting and coloring book. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Grants, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Publicity, Second Language Instruction, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, User Needs (Information), Volunteer Training, 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: Pottsville Free Public Library, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act