Local library looking to strengthen literacy program

Local library looking to strengthen literacy program 

LAWTON, Okla. – The Lawton Public Library is putting on an Adult Literacy Roundtable discussion.

Lawton Public Library Director Kristin Herr is putting on this roundtable event to gather more resources, not duplicate services, and reach more people.

“We’re inviting the people in our community that are interested in adult literacy to talk about what programs that are going on in our community and what the needs are,” Herr said.

Herr is hoping that this will draw in more tutors and students to their Adult Literacy program, which was in the works but was hindered by the pandemic.

Now, several grants from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries has allowed them to get the program back up and running.

“We are continuing to expand our literacy offerings for adults. We know that there is a need in our community for just basic literacy. There are tracks for people to get their GED, a formal high school education, and college classes or vocational training.”

Herr said the program has so much to offer, it focuses on those basic skills and it’s customized to the student’s needs.

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