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ERIC Number: ED416889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 352
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Wayne Township Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Smyth, Carol B.; Grannell, Dorothy S.; Moore, Miriam
The Literacy Resource Center project, a program of the Wayne Township Public Library also known as the Morrisson-Reeves Library (Richmond, Indiana), involved recruitment, retention, coalition building, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer-assisted, other technology, employment oriented, intergenerational/family, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The project served a community of 50,000-100,000 people and targeted the homeless, learning disabled, workforce/workplace learners, seniors/older citizens, intergenerational/families, and ESL learners. Tutoring was done one-on-one, in small groups, and in classes, using the Laubach, Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), Orton-Gillingham, and Steck-Vaughn methods. The project served 211 adult learners, and provided 3,710 hours of direct tutoring service. The report provides a comparison of actual accomplishments to goals and objectives set forth in the grant application; 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. Attachments include: program descriptions; family literacy attendance in 1992-93; weekly reading charts; 186-page curriculum and volunteer manual; program brochures; volunteer and supervisor job descriptions; training outlines; training evaluation; literacy sites 1992-93; permission to change use of funds; additional funds 1992-93; newsletters; and news releases and publicity. (SWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Wayne Township Public Library, Richmond, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act