A Literacy Forum on “Engaging Young Readers, in School and Beyond” will be held Wednesday, October 23, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the main branch of the New Haven Public Library.
Panelists include New Haven Public School teachers, a school librarian, the Public Library’s teen services librarian, and three young readers — one high-school student and two recent graduates. The moderator, Mindi Englart, participated in a WNPR program on “How Can We Make Kids Enjoy Summer Reading?”
The event is free of charge, and light refreshments will be served.
The New York Public Library announced with the Hearst Corporation a $15 million gift from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust to establish “NYPL BridgeUp, an innovative, new educational and anti-poverty program that will provide academic and social support to New York City youth. The effort, which aims to support at-risk youth and prepare them for success, will be based at New York Public Library branches.”
Susan Monroe, an educator and former Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven board member, has launched the School 29 Project.
According to its website, “School 29 Project promotes positive literacy practices among adults and families. We believe that full literacy encourages citizens to actively participate in the educational, cultural and political life of our nation. Closing the gaps created by a lack of literacy in all of its forms–functional, financial, cultural, technological–can make a difference.”
The Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven has undergone several changes to its board membership in recent months. Thank you to the colleagues who recently cycled off the board after years of service: Bill Armstrong, Cheryl Manciero, Susan Monroe, and Jeff Solomon.
The Coalition is pleased to welcome Brad Bullis to its board. The New Haven Free Public Library’s Public Services Administrator for Adult Services, Brad is also a parent of a teenage son.