Why Literacy at the Library?
- The library's core values are equity of access and lifelong learning.
- The library has open doors.
- The library is user-friendly.
- The library offers access to print and digital resources.
- The library is a place of opportunity.
This toolkit will help you add, expand, and advocate for adult literacy services at your library. These suggestions will help you reach and serve new and non-readers and establish the library as an essential literacy partner in your community.
Downloadable Print Version
- Print Version (.pdf)
- Adult Literacy in the U.S.
- Know your Library
- Know your Community
- Develop a Literacy Plan
- Key Terms
- Tell your Library's Literacy Story
- Adult Learners: Who Are They?
- Successful and Replicable Library Literacy Programs
Ordering Printed Copies
Printed copies of "Literacy for All: Adult Literacy @ your library" are also available for ALA members. Orders for under 20 toolkits will be sent free of charge (please include ALA personal or organizational membership number); for orders of 20 and over, the charge is $.50/toolkit plus a $7 flat fee for shipping.
For more information on this toolkit and other resources from ALA about rural libraries, please contact: