Literacy for All: Adult Literacy @ your library - Develop a Literacy Plan

Literacy for All: Adult Literacy @ your library toolkit

Develop a Literacy Plan

You’ve assessed your community’s literacy needs, the library’s assets,  and convened your colleagues.

Now it’s time to build your library’s literacy action plan:
  • Develop 3-5 achievable literacy goals
  • Identify the resources (human and fiscal) you’ll need to reach these goals 
  • Decide  who’s contributing to this plan—the library, the community, your stakeholders, your patrons, and your advocates
  • Articulate the steps that will help you reach your goals 
  • Develop a timeline to help you stay on track
  • Review your progress regularly 
  • Adjust your course of action and make revisions when necessary
  • Keep track of your accomplishments
  • Develop a public relations plan to promote the library’s literacy activities and raise awareness

“In today’s knowledge driven, technology powered economy, literacy is no longer an option, it is a lifeline. What can we do to bring along those who don’t have the skills, tools, or resources to participate in our libraries?”

Juliet I. Machie, Detroit Public Library