Literacy Awareness Month and Cultures on the Prairie

Sara 9-13-2014

Sara from Italy shares why she likes to read.

Volunteers and staff had a great time last Saturday, September 13th, at Cultures on the Prairie.   Angel Bauman of Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership has worked with a similar international festival in Worthington and brought the idea to Marshall. She, co-chair Michele Sterner of SMSU’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and many other volunteers look forward to this being an annual event.

As part of Literacy Awareness Month, we worked with the Marshall-Lyon County Library to offer hands-on projects for kids, young adults, and families. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us and thanks to the organizing committee for inviting us to participate.

LueckandLars

Dad and son explore an alphabet activity.

Literacy Awareness month continues through September with several events. Next up we will be at SMSU on Wednesday, September 24th sharing information and literacy lollipops. The week of September 22nd is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.

We will have coffee & breakfast treats on Friday morning September 26th at the Marshall-Lyon County Library with information about literacy and lifelong learning opportunities. Volunteer Will Thomas will offer in the MLC-Library’s computer lab an “Intro to Microsoft Excel” class from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 27th.  Call 507-537-7003 during library hours to sign up.

Shakira 9-13-2014

Shakira from Malaysia shares why she likes to read.

Interested in being involved? Attend the new tutor orientation on September 25th at the Marshall-Lyon County Library (room D) from 6 pm to 7 pm.

Hmong girls perform a traditional dance.

Hmong girls perform a traditional dance.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s