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September Is Civic Awareness Month

Libraries across Pennsylvania celebrate Civic Awareness Month in September, which also promotes Civic and Social Literacy, one of the vital areas fundamental for every individual to be a positive contributor in their community.

The Scranton Public Library is celebrating the month by recognizing National Voter Registration Day on September 26, 2017. Stop by the Library to receive a free voter registration form, fill it out, and we will mail it back for you. You’ll then get a letter in the mail saying you are registered to vote in PA! You will also receive information on where your polling place is located. If you ever forget where you are supposed to go to vote, the Library can help you!

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The Scranton Public Library will celebrate Civic Awareness Month in support of PA Forward, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association, which has identified five crucial skills – Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy and Financial Literacy – that provide the foundation for citizens’ success in society.

Civic Awareness Month underscores the important role libraries play in drawing attention to and supporting civic awareness in communities, the vital need for every citizen to be involved in their local government and to be engaged in their community. Pennsylvania’s libraries help develop these key literacy skills and support moving PA Forward.

 

 

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