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Literacy Grant Supports Cleveland County Literacy

 The Oklahoma Department of Libraries announced that a $7,330 grant was awarded to the Cleveland County Literacy Program to support local adult literacy efforts. 

 According to the 2003 Oklahoma State Assessment of Adult Literacy, 12 percent of Oklahomans over the age of 16 read at Below Basic Level, with another 31 percent of adults having only the most Basic reading skills. In Cleveland County 12 percent of individuals over the age of 16 have not achieved a 12th grade education. Individuals at these levels often face significant obstacles when trying to succeed in the workplace, community, and everyday life.
 
The Cleveland County Literacy Program, a program of the Pioneer Library System, is a volunteer based program that provides free literacy instruction to adults who want to improve their reading, writing and English speaking skills. Learners work one-to-one with a trained tutor using a variety of teaching methods and materials. Funds will be used to support the activities of the Literacy Program.
 
According to Jane Douglass, coordinator of the Cleveland County Literacy Program, “Even though this is a volunteer program, these funds are vital to our ability to offer quality literacy services to this community.”
 
Grant funds were awarded by the Literacy Resource Office, a division of the Office of Library Development. State funding appropriated by the Oklahoma Legislature not only provides literacy grants to programs throughout the state, but provides ongoing technical assistance, training, and resources to support local adult literacy efforts.
 
For more information about the local literacy program, or to find out how to volunteer, contact Jane Douglass at 701-2682. 

 

Library literacy program receives support

Literacy Program receives grantThe Oklahoma Department of Libraries announced that a $ 7,254 grant was awarded to Cleveland County Literacy, a program of the Pioneer Library System, to support local adult literacy efforts. The check was officially presented to the program by Senator Jonathan Nichols, District 15, who commended the literacy program for its efforts in providing basic literacy instruction to local citizens.

According to the 2003 Oklahoma State Assessment of Adult Literacy, 12 percent of Oklahomans over the age of 16 read at Below Basic Level, with another 31 percent of adults having only the most Basic reading skills. Individuals at these levels often face significant obstacles when trying to succeed in the workplace, community, and everyday life.

The Cleveland County Literacy Program is a volunteer-based program that provides free literacy instruction to adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills. Learners work one-to-one with a trained tutor using a variety of teaching methods and materials. Funds will be used to support adult literacy in Cleveland County.

 “Even though this is a volunteer program, these funds are vital to our ability to offer quality literacy services to this community” says Jane Douglass, literacy program coordinator for the Pioneer Library System.

Grant funds were awarded by the Literacy Resource Office, a division of the Office of Library Development. State funding appropriated by the Oklahoma Legislature, not only provides literacy grants to programs throughout the state, but provides ongoing technical assistance, training, and resources to support local adult literacy efforts.

For more information about the local literacy program, or to find out how to volunteer, contact the Cleveland County Literacy Program at 701-2682 or online at www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/literacyinfo.  For information on statewide literacy efforts visit www.odl.state.ok.us/literacy.

What kind of literacy services are provided?

Click here for the Literacy Calendar of Events
Tutors click here to fill out your volunteer time sheet
Click here to read the current Literacy eNewsletter


 

In Oklahoma 1 in 4 adults is functionally illiterate...

Imagine what life must be like for those who cannot read or write. Simple daily tasks like reading street signs and instructions are a source of frustration for them. In Oklahoma 1 in 4 adults are functionally illiterate and lack the skills necessary to cope in our complex society.

Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie County Literacy Services provide free, confidential assistance to adults who want to improve their English, develop their reading and writing skills, or work on promoting reading as a regular family activity.

Services for Adult Learners:

     Adult Basic Literacy - Provides one-on-one tutoring to those wanting to learn to read or improve their reading skills

     English As A Second Language (ESL) - Teaches English to speakers of other languages through one-on-one tutoring

     Mango Languages  - Learn English and other foreign languages at your own pace from the comfort of your own home.

     Learning Express - Offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

     New Readers Book Club - A monthly reading and conversation group for all ESL and Literacy students and tutors

 Materials and Resources - All learning materials print and non-print, are provided free of charge.

 

El Sistema Bibliotecario Pioneer ofrece clases de ingles o ayuda individualmente para adultos de 18 anos o más. Para mas información llame al 701-2664.

Servicios para Adultos:

     Capacidad de leer y escribir en ingles - Ayuda individualmente o en clase para aprender ingles para hablantes de otro idioma.

     Mango Languages - Aprende ingles y otros idiomas en su tiempo libre de su propia casa.

     Learning Express – Ofrece examines de practica, ejercicios, cursos de habilidades, eBooks e información que usted necesita para lograr los resultados que quiere – en la escuela, en el trabajo o en su vida.

     Club de Nuevos Lectores - Grupo de lectura y discusión para todos nuestros estudiantes y tutores. Se reúne mensualmente, Materiales y Recursos- Todos los materiales de aprendizaje que se necesiten son gratis.

 

Make a Difference - Become a Tutor:

Tutors are volunteers from the community who would like to make a difference. You need no previous teaching experience; Pioneer's Literacy staff will provide basic literacy training and workbooks to assist the tutor and new readers. It just takes a few hours a week. Tutoring presents many opportunities to:

   Share your skills in speaking, reading and writing
   Make your own schedule
   Participate in Continuing Education
   Improve and change lives
   Make a new friend

To get more information on participating please fill out the online request form, visit your hometown library, or call 405-701-2682.

 

 

Grant Supports Pottawatomie County Literacy

Rep. Steele presents check The Oklahoma Department of Libraries announced that a grant for $5,495 was awarded to the Pottawatomie County Literacy Program to support local adult literacy efforts. The check was officially presented to the program by State Representative, Kris Steele, who commended the literacy program for its efforts in providing basic literacy instruction to local citizens.

According to the 2003 Oklahoma State Assessment of Adult Literacy, 12 percent of Oklahomans over the age of 16 read at Below Basic Level, with another 31 percent of adults having only the most Basic reading skills.  Individuals at these levels often face significant obstacles when trying to succeed in the workplace, community and everyday life.

The Pottawatomie County Literacy Program is a volunteer based program that provides free literacy instruction to adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills. Learners work one-on-one with a trained tutor using a variety of teaching methods and materials. Funds will be used to support adult literacy in Pottawatomie County.

According to Linda Staley, who coordinates the Pottawatomie County Literacy Program, “Even though this is a volunteer program, these funds are vital to our ability to offer quality literacy services to this community.”

Grant funds were awarded by the Literacy Resource Office, a division of the Office of Library Development. State funding appropriated by the Oklahoma State Legislature, not only provides literacy grants to programs throughout the state, but provides ongoing technical assistance, training and resources to support local adult literacy efforts.

For more information about the local literacy program, or to find out how to volunteer, contact Linda Staley at (405) 273-3334.  For information on statewide literacy efforts visit www.odl.state.ok.us/literacy.

 

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