Have you noticed the phrase PA Forward in our announcements and fliers, on our brochures, or on our social media? You are probably wondering what it means.
PA Forward is the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Literacies Initiative and it was conceived to give voice to what libraries throughout the nation are recognizing – that “with the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.” Libraries are viable organizations that serve real-life needs and we can play a huge role in improving the quality of life in PA and elsewhere by providing the knowledge needed for success. To that goal, PA Forward has identified five types of knowledge, i.e. literacies, essential to powering success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.
We have embraced the principles of PA Forward and are actively engaged in promoting this initiative. In fact, our efforts have earned us the designation of a Gold Star Library. We have reached the highest level! We are excited to be a part of this initiative because we know that libraries provide value to you and our community.
Our library participates in this initiative by providing programming from Preschool Story Hour to adult programming. We partner with the Fulton County Literacy Council to provide resources to increase literacy in our county. We are your source for books, magazines, audiobooks, and more about a wealth of topics and we’re here to help you access those resources.
Learn more about PA Forward at www.paforward.org. Thanks for your support!