PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association, has identified five types of literacy that are essential to the greater success of people in all roles of life. The five essential literacies are:
Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They’re agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries can be key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy. Future posts will address each of the literacies individually.