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ERIC Number: ED416878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Fitchburg Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Apfel, Cathy
This final performance report describes Project FLASH (Family Learning Action Starts Here), a literacy project of the Fitchburg (Massachusetts) Public Library designed to provide opportunities for parents to improve their own basic skills while at the same time enhancing their ability to provide literacy-based activities to their children. The report begins with a section that provides quantitative data. A narrative section describes activities and compares actual accomplishments to project objectives for 1993, including: (1) numbers of English as a Second Language (ESL), Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED), and adult basic education participants; (2) post-test results and other indications of progress for these adult learners; (3) attendance statistics; (4) library use by participants and their children, including weekly intergenerational library activities; (5) field trips to local sites of interest; (6) establishment of core collections of library materials; and (7) public awareness activities. Proposed and actual expenditures are compared. The role of the library is discussed; the contributions of other organizations are summarized; facilities used are listed; and the impact of the project is considered. Attachments include a flyer, newspaper clippings, student goals list, and family literacy checklist. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Fitchburg Public Library, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act