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In September, 2014, California Library Literacy Services will celebrate 30 years of providing high quality learner centered volunteer based adult literacy services in libraries around the state. The focus of the month will be to expand awareness about the need for adult literacy services in our communities, and to reach out to recruit new tutors and other volunteers.

This 30th Anniversary ToolKit is here to help you with your local activities and celebrations!

At minimum, we hope you will hold at least one literacy event in your community -- a fundraiser, an awareness day, a volunteer recognition event -- whatever! Do something you already do, or if you're interested in something new, provided below are descriptions of events that our literacy colleagues around the state have implemented successfully to help you with your event planning.

We also hope you will seek a local Proclamation for September 2014 to be proclaimed "Adult Literacy Awareness Month" in your city and/or county, and that you will use other resources that you find here to draw attention to the wonderful work you're doing!

Secrets of the Great CLLS Events: Webinar

How to Get Media Coverage for Your Event: Webinar

Special Events: They’re Worth It: Webinar
Sample Overall Committee Chair Job Description - PDF
Sample Corporate Chair Job Description - PDF

How to Staff a Committee - website

Author Luncheon – Solano County Library docx

Bingo & Soup Night Invite Shared by Butte County Library

“The Bookies” – Contra Costa County Library docx

The Day the Books Came to Life! Shared by Orange County

Scrabble-Thon – Santa Barbara Public Library - docx

Soup’s On for Literacy Shared by Lost Creek, West Virginia

Taste Dessert - pdf

Trivia Bees
6th Annual Trivia Bee Brochure Shared by Butte County Library
Butte County Library Program- website
Humboldt Trivia Challenge - website
Redwood City Trivia Bee - docx website
South San Francisco Public Library - website
Stockton San Joaquin County Library - website

Vineyard Run – Lake County Library - docx

Walk a Mile for Literacy – Hemet Public Library - docx

Walk a Mile for Literacy Manual - pdf

Miscellaneous “Spin-Off” Event Ideas from multiple libraries - docx

Harvest Ride – Ventura County Library - docx

Martini Tasting -- Contra Costa County Library - docx

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Benicia - pdf
Houston TX - pdf
Humboldt County - pdf
Menlo Park - pdf
New Port Beach - pdf
San Mateo - pdf
Sonoma County - pdf
Santa Barbara County - pdf
Tulare County Library - pdf