adult literacy

El Dia de Los Muertos and Halloween

October is almost over, and that means that two holidays are coming up. Halloween, on October 31st, probably springs to mind first for most Americans, but the festival of El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, will also take place over the upcoming weekend.  While those unfamiliar with the Day of the Dead may confuse it with Halloween, regarding both holidays as "spooky," actually the holidays are quite different, although they share some of the same roots in harvest festivals and the Catholic Church. Interested in learning more about Halloween and El Dia de los Muertos?

Free Resources!

Hey, tutors! The Literacy Office has some extra books and materials that we no longer have space for. If you are looking for materials that your students can keep permanently, please stop by our office and take a look at what we have to offer! This is a great opportunity to build up your resources or your student's library. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 549-7400.

Meet Our New Office Manager!

We have a new member of the Literacy Team! Kathryn Herron has recently started work as our new Office Manager. We are so happy to have her! We asked her to introduce herself:  My name is Kathryn Herron, and I am the new Administrative Assistant. I have worked for the Tulsa City-County Library for close to five years, working for the Circulation department. I look forward to getting to know all of you and learning as much as I can about the Literacy department. My email is kherron@tulsalibrary.org.

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.

I'm interested in helping someone learn to read. How do I apply to become a literacy tutor at the library?

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.

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