Literacy Texas Newsletter, September 15, 2023
46/50?! Say it ain’t so!
We’re exactly halfway through Literacy Month – with another great opportunity just round the corner:Adult Education and Family Literacy Week begins on Monday (nationally – and in Texas too!). So many people don’t even know the extent of low literacy – including that Texas ranks #46 out of the 50 states for adult literacy. AEFL Week is a great chance to raise our voices about this issue! COABE has a whole slate of events, activities, and resources and you couldn’t do better than to plug into their efforts.
Thank you for being a friend of literacy,
PS: After the Needs Assessment closes on September 30, we’ll draw the winners of this year’s prizes – which include a brand-new tablet (if you completed the survey at the conference) and $50 Amazon gift cards.
What’s been happening in literacy around Texas?
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month –
LEFT: Northwest Branch Library has what you’re looking for! Find library card sign-up info here – for the whole Harris County Public Library system.
RIGHT: Saturday Stories are back at Rosenberg Library – with kids’ stories in English and Spanish.
Do you have a photo we could highlight in a coming newsletter? Get in touch!
The September newsletter also includes:
NEWS & UPDATES:
>> Office of the Texas Governor proclaims AEFL Week for Texas
>> LitTX conference attendee winners announced for NCFL conference scholarships
>> 2023 Story Square: Lit With Families to take place at Houston’s Discovery Green
>> LitTX Executive Director speaks to Dallas Morning News about literacy in Texas
>> Reaching kindergarten parents is key to addressing dramatic post-pandemic rise in chronic absenteeism, panel says
>> Hispanic Heritage Month starts today and runs through October 15
LATEST FROM THE BLOG: Literacy Month post – Reading Changes You.