Adult and Family Literacy Activities in Colorado Public Libraries

This study was commissioned by the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) Center for At-Risk Education (CARE) to learn about adult and family literacy activities taking place in Colorado’s public libraries. In the past there was federal funding available through the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) for public library literacy activities. CARE wanted to learn how the loss of this federal funding has affected the library literacy community in the long term. CARE also initiated this study to update its database of literacy programs in Colorado. It will use the information to network with public libraries about new programs and opportunities and to increase awareness of the role of libraries in adult education and family literacy activities.