Penny Severns Family Literacy Program

Literacy programming
Monday, February 3, 2020

From the Illinois State Library website:

Grant projects provide integrated, intensive instruction to improve the basic reading, writing skills, math or English language proficiency of parents and children together. Services include adult education, child education, parenting education, literacy-based, interactive, parent-child activities and library services.

Projects also strengthen the ability of the parent to foster educational achievement and increase their ability to use the resources and services of the library. Services are provided through a partnership between a public library, an adult educational agency, and an organization that serves at-risk children.

For additional information, and to apply for this grant, please visit the Illinois State Library website at