The Lifespan Literacy Community
The mission of the Lifespan Literacy Community is to develop, support, and celebrate literacy, literacy instruction, and literacy research. The community is a coalition of literacy-focused groups in Maine that meet regularly to collaborate on and celebrate literacy, literacy instruction and literacy research in Maine. Employing a cradle-to-grave approach, the group works to develop literacy in people of all ages by joining forces across a variety of initiatives.
Our programs include the Language and Literacy Play Partners program and the Correll Book Awards, as well as one-day workshops on topics such as increasing comprehension, designing effective essays, and content-area reading. We also partner with Literacy Volunteers of Bangor to provide volunteer training opportunities and a location for tutors and learners to meet. The Lifespan Literacy Community also collects donated books for family literacy initiatives throughout the greater Bangor area.
The literacy community’s collaborators are the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development literacy and early childhood education faculty, Husson University literacy faculty, Fogler Library, Maine State Library, Raising Readers, Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, Riverside Adult Education Partnership, and the United Way of Eastern Maine.
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