Colorado Literacy Month

Governor Hickenlooper has signed a proclamation declaring October 2012 as Colorado Literacy Month, because “understanding the written word is critical for successful communication.” Literacy Month seeks to “encourage citizens, employers, government agencies, and institutions to share the importance of a fully literate community for economic prosperity, social cohesion, educational opportunity, and an enhanced quality of life.”  This year, the Colorado Dept. of Education has developed a Comprehensive Literacy Plan and the Lt. Governor’s Office has developed the Colorado Reads early literacy plan.  For more information on the state’s efforts in promoting literacy for Coloradans, search our web catalog using the keyword “literacy.”