adult literacy

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) mentions Oklahoma Literacy

The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) blogged about Celebrating Our Journey, a book published every year by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Literacy Resource Office that features stories written by literacy students around the state. Previous editions of the book have featured stories from the Ruth G. Hardman Literacy Program's students, and we are proud to see this series get some national recognition. You can see IMLS' blog post here.

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Recent statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 6 adults in Oklahoma perform at the most basic or below basic literacy levels. The Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service, located at 29th & Harvard, promotes literacy across the lifespan through emergent and family literacy outreach initiatives and adult basic and English language instruction.

Introducing our new ESL Specialist!

We are happy to introduce our new ESL Specialist, Jennifer Lockhart! Jennifer has recently joined the Literacy team, and we are very excited she is here. We asked her to introduce herself:

New Location for Literacy

A few folks have already popped by to check out our new digs, and we want to encourage to all of our tutors, students, and various volunteers to stop by our new building now that we’re open! We have moved and our materials collection is all set up and ready to be browsed! We also have a self-check machine available for those who want to check out any literacy items while they’re here. 
 

October Book Club Selection: Babe, The Gallant Pig

The book for October: Babe the Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith
 
When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget’s thoughts turn to sizzling
bacon and juicy pork chops—until he reveals a surprising talent for
sheepherding, that is. Before long, Babe is handling Farmer Hogget’s flock better
than any sheepdog ever could. Babe is so good, in fact, that the farmer enters him
into the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials. Will it take a miracle for Babe to

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