Literacy Services for Public Libraries is a resource for those wanting to research, plan, develop and implement literacy programs in their libraries. It encompasses existing frameworks and guidelines, examines community needs, highlights current programs with best practice examples and identifies potential partnerships. It aims to provide information for those who want to implement literacy programs in their library but don’t know where to start or what to do.

The website focusses on the following literacy types; adult, digital, early, family, indigenous, NESB, seniors and vocational. Other literacy types such as information literacy are acknowledged but are outside the scope of this project. When followed from left to right, the website tabs reflect the order of the planning and implementation process.

This site has been developed by the Lost for Words project team, as part of the State Library of NSW Taking the Lead program. The team consists of 5 librarians with a passion for literacy; Ruth Coulter, Rebecca Cowie, Maggie Leayr, Suzanne Micallef and Leisa Radford. Please get in touch with questions, comments or feedback using the form below.


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