Adult Literacy Library Services Program

Information on the 2016-2019 Project Cycle appears below.

Information on the 2019-2022 Project Cycle is also available. Note that the Application Deadline is Monday, April 1, 2019.


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


2019-2022 Award Summary
Previous Award Summaries (pdf .PDF only): 2016-2019 | 2013-2016 | 2011-2013 | 2009-11 | 2007-09 | 2005-07 | 2004-05 | 2003-04 | 2002-03 | 2001-02 | 2000-01
Project Reports (pdf .PDF only): 2013-16 | 2011-13 | 2009-11 | 2007-09 | 2005-07 | 2004-05 | 2003-04 | 2002-03 | 2001-02 | 2000-01

The Adult Literacy Library Services Program is funded in part through the State of New York and in part by the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.

Last Updated: July 12, 2019 -- sm