CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Community Library’s IDEAL PARTNERS campaign focuses on information literacy this month.
The campaign was launched to highlight and increase awareness of local partnerships cultivated throughout the year. It focuses on the five Pennsylvania Library Association’s (PaLA) 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward, conceived to give voice to what the library community already knows: 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 citizens.
This initiative focuses on five literacies: basic, civic and social, health, information and financial. These five literacies are the focus of Library programming and services over five months.
Posters representing the five literacies showcasing the library’s IDEAL PARTNERS are on display at the library. The original photography was done by Guy Cali, of Guy Cali and Associates, who donated his time, talent and all materials to create the images.
IDEAL PARTNERS for Information Literacy include local media partners that provide the library with coverage of monthly events, programs and classes core to the library’s offerings for the community, highlights of special and cultural events, and support with increasing awareness of the library’s resources and services. The Abington Community Library recognizes information literacy as the cornerstone of life in the 21st century. Library staff is committed to helping library patrons of all ages to successfully navigate the ever-changing technological devices and services available as well as engaging local media resources to keep the library community up-to-date on new developments.
For more information about current basic literacy programs, contact the library at 570-587-3440.