On Monday, September 8, the world will mark the 47th annual International Literacy Day to remind us all that reading, writing, and basic math remain an elusive target for nearly 800 million adults around the globe, including approximately 36,380 people in Lake County. The Lake County Library System is part of a national network of organizations that work every minute of every day to end the adult literacy crisis.
The Florida Park Service is observing International Literacy Day on September 8. Any visitor who brings a library card, a library book or who donates a new or gently-used, family friendly book will receive free entrance to Lake Griffin State Park OR any state park in honor of International Literacy Day on Monday, Sept. 8. Books donated to Lake Griffin State Park will benefit the Lake County Library System Adult Literacy program.
According to ProLiteracy, the largest membership organization advancing the cause of adult literacy and basic education in the nation, more than 36 million adults in the U.S. lack the most basic literacy skills, and 15 percent of Americans without a diploma don’t have jobs. ProLiteracy provides more than 1,100 community-based literacy organizations, including the Lake County Library System Adult Literacy Program, with tools to help educate adult learners and help them meet the demands of today’s workforce.
For more information on the programs and services offered by Lake County Library System’s Adult Literacy Program, visit www.mylakelibrary.org or call Rachel Dellinger at (352) 253-6183 or email RDellinger@lakeline.lib.fl.us. Opportunities are available for tutors and learners in basic literacy and pre-GED.