Adult Literacy Library Services Program
New York State's Adult Literacy Library Services program helps library systems and libraries offer services to improve adult literacy on the job and in the home. The program theme is "Workforce Development at New York Libraries through Public Library Systems." Participating public library systems offer training and resources to help New York's workforce attain literacy levels as well as the skills and tools needed for successful careers. Workforce development includes literacy, TASC (NYS high school equivalency exam) preparation, citizenship information, as well as job and career information and assistance.
New York State public libraries support adult learners and job seekers by providing free access to a wide range of library materials in different formats, different languages and at different reading levels. New Yorkers can use local library computers onsite, freely access the Internet and explore a wide range of online e-resources. Digital literacy training, tutoring, workshops and classes are offered in most public libraries.
Adult Literacy Library Services Program 2016-2019: "Workforce Development at New York Libraries through Public Library Systems"
SEE: New York State Education Law, § 273 1 h (2), and Commissioner's Regulations 90.3 (n). See also Family Literacy Library Services