International Literacy Day 9/8/2012

International Literacy Day is celebrated world wide on September 8th.  The United Nations established this annual event, which was first celebrated on September 8, 1967, to focus on literacy needs in communities all over the globe.  The U.S. Congress has extended this focus by declaring September 10-16, 2012 as National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.

Please join Literacy Volunteers between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, 9/8/2012, at the Marshall Lyon County Library, 201 C Street (Library Map).

Events include:

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: View displays and resources about literacy and literacy programs in our area

 10:30 to 11:30: 2nd Saturdays Family Story Hour –

The World Reading

11:30: Join us for cake and stay to share your literacy stories

Noon to 1 p.m.: Orientation for people interested in volunteering as tutors for adult learners in our area

1 to 2 p.m.: Sign up and placement for adults interested in English language or adult education classes or tutoring (last time to start testing is at 2 p.m.)

 1 to 2:30 p.m.: Tech literacy – an introduction to using Microsoft Excel by SMSU faculty (limited to 12 participants)


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