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Inmates Lose Access to Donated Books in the Northeast


Inmates in a number of New York and New Jersey prisons no longer can receive donated books in the mail from family members and community groups. Instead, they now have to pay for a narrowed down selection of books provided by six state-approved vendors. Additionally, this narrowed down selection hardly includes educational materials that previously helped inmates further themselves academically, socially, and psychologically.

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How Libraries Can Save Lives
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on December 20, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNews
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Libraries serve as vital community hubs and play significant roles in community-based efforts such as health literacy – a sizable proportion of Americans visit the library for health guidance. Unfortunately, many librarians and administrators are unfamiliar with the health resources available to serve patrons. Find out how libraries can become great and helpful sources of information for low-literate learners seeking healthcare information.

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Potential Implications of the Tax Reform Legislation
Posted by Peter Waite on November 28, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The recent proposed tax reform legislation may have some significant implications for education and social services in general.

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Will Tax Reform Have a Negative Impact on Adult Literacy Programs?
Posted by Peter Waite on November 02, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The good news was that the first budget drafts showed no significant cuts to adult education or related programs of value to our field, such as Americorps. The disappointing news is that the ongoing discussions and refinement on the budget and tax reform has included no discussion about adult education or workforce development. 


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This Year’s Neighborhood Assist Literacy Contestants
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on August 22, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews
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State Farm asks individuals who wish to participate in the chance to win $25,000 to submit entries that fall under one of three broad areas: education, safety, and community development.


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