PA Forward Focuses on Civic & Social Literacy


Good readers make good citizens. Regular readers are more than twice as likely as non-readers to volunteer or do charity work.

Libraries can be key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy. 

Ways The Library Incorporates Civic & Social Literacy

  • Offers archives on your state and local history
  • Showcases cultural and historical displays through the library
  • Provides a space for patrons to gather for community gatherings and educational programs
  • Access to print, audiovisual and digital collections related to historical and contemporary issues and topics.

For more information about the PA Forward initiative, visit their web site.

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