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International Literacy Day

August 20, 2010

The Woodland Public Library Literacy Service will join the world on September 8th for International Literacy Day as we recognize literacy as a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. It is also a time in which we take a day to celebrate those dedicated tutors who have given so much of their time to improve the literacy skills of those most in need. With one in five Americans struggling with basic reading and writing skills, the work of the Literacy Services' tutors have changed countless lives in our community. "We change lives one student at a time," notes Literacy Coordinator Sue Bigelow, “by giving individuals the gift of reading.”  The Literacy Service is a great volunteer opportunity. Anyone interested in joining the tutor team should call the Literacy Office at 661-5987 or email the office at