You may have noticed the addition of different logos on our library materials and social media posts. These are the logos of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s PA Forward Initiative. They represent the five literacies that all libraries support through their services and community programs. Libraries are about much more then books. Libraries improve the quality of life of residents and help them succeed as citizens, parents, students, employers, employees and consumers.
Here are BBPL, we are proud to serve our community through quality programs, services and information that support all five of these literacies. Look for the logos and hashtags that represent them in BBPL promotional materials, and see the ways that we contribute to a more well-rounded community. #PAForward #PALibraries
Basic Literacy – Libraries can push Pennsylvania to achieve one of the highest literacy rates in the country, a trained and skilled workforce, and a growing economy, tax base, and population. #BasicLiteracy
Information Literacy – Libraries can help all Pennsylvanians learn how to use online resources and current technology to improve their education, to enhance their job skills, to develop their personal lives, and to fully participate in a digital society. #InformationLiteracy
Civic and Social Literacy – Libraries can play an important role in helping citizens have the knowledge and skills they need to improve their lives, to participate and contribute effectively to their community, government, and society, and to connect with one another through discourse. #CivicLiteracy #SocialLiteracy
Health Literacy – Libraries can play an important role in helping citizens manage their own and their family’s well-being, and empower them to be effective partners with their healthcare providers so they can live longer, more productive lives. #HealthLiteracy
Financial Literacy – Libraries can help citizens become informed consumers and guide individuals, small businesses, and other organizations to contribute to the economic vitality of their community through innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development. #FinancialLiteracy