Libraries and Literacy

Libraries Connecting Communities (2013)

This paper looks at how two libraries in Nepal have reduced the traditional social exclusion of women in rural communities by creating spaces and opportunities for women to participate in learning.

In Nepalese communities, men and women have specific and culturally separate roles, the author explains. Girls face restricted access to education, and continue to lose their independence as they get older.

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2014-01-15

TD Summer Reading Club – Case Study (2013)

This document provides a detailed outline of a summer reading club held in Hobbema, a primarily First Nations community south of Edmonton, Alberta, in 2012.

Run entirely by volunteers, the program’s goals were to promote reading in summer, and to provide access to books to First Nations families. The club met once a week in the library of a local elementary school.

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2013-12-04

Libraries, Literacy, and Social Inclusion (2013)

On the surface, it seems that everyone feels welcome at their community library, says the author of this paper. But many people are intimidated by libraries and, for a variety of reasons, feel they are not welcome.

The author looks at a number of programs designed to encourage libraries to draw in socially marginalized groups, which may include the poor, the elderly, Aboriginal people, the unemployed, and immigrants.

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2013-11-12

Libraries – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet, part of a series developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), looks at the role of libraries in building a literate society.

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2013-01-14

The CDÉACF Alpha Biblio Project (2009)

This document, part of a series of case studies on adult learning, examines a project initiated in the province of Quebec by the Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition féminine (CDÉACF) and the Montreal Libraries Network.

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2013-01-09

Report of the Literacy & Lifelong Learning Working Group (2011)

Strengthening the Saskatchewan public library system's role in promoting, delivering and supporting literacy and lifelong learning opportunities for all

This report summarizes the findings of a working group established to develop a vision for the role of public libraries in literacy and lifelong learning for the people of Saskatchewan.

Based on consultations with stakeholders across the province, the authors present a series of recommendations for Saskatchewan’s provincial government; municipalities; public library systems; and the First Nations and Aboriginal library community.

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2011-07-14

Our Side of the Mountain - 2009 (2009)

A collection of stories, poems and ideas written by adult students of the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County

This is the 10th anniversary edition of Our Side of the Mountain, a collection of stories, poems and ideas. The book is the largest edition ever, with a wonderful range of writing that will entertain, amuse and inspire the reader. All of the pieces were written by students from the classes of the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia.

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2009-08-19

Helping Communities Bloom (2009)

A Family Literacy Resource Guide for British Columbia

This Family Literacy Resource Guide is intended to provide support and information to the many individuals and groups
involved in family literacy throughout the province of British Columbia.

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2009-07-07

Library preschool storytimes: Developing early literacy skills in children (2008)

Public libraries have traditionally offered early literacy programming to preschool children in the form of story times. Do public library story times prepare children to be ready to learn when they enter school? Is there scientific research to support these intuitive beliefs? Are public libraries really setting the stage for future successes in learning?

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2009-06-24

2008 Summer Tutoring Program for Kids - Final Report (2008)

This is a report on the Summer Tutoring Program for Kids that runs during July and August every year in libraries, schools and community centres across P.E.I. The purpose of this program is to support the learning objectives of the school system by offering an alternative learning environment during the summer months.

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2008-11-12

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