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Friday, April 22, 2016

VALF Annual Meeting on May 6

Plan on attending the Volunteers for Adult Literacy in Florida (VALF) Annual meeting on Friday, May 6, at the Florida Literacy Conference in St. Petersburg. The meeting is at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront at 8:15 a.m. Here is a description of all conference sessions. Mary Quijano will be presenting a program on financial literacy  as part of the session to be followed by the VALF annual meeting.
Door prizes will be given out. 

For more information about VALF, contact Sandy Newell at or by phone 850.245.6624



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Free Voting Guide

Download this free voting guide from New Readers Press for adult education learners and English Language Learners (ELL).


For more information about adult literacy programs and programs to help adults get their high school diploma contact Sandy Newell at



NFY: Free Voting Guide

Do your adult education and ELL students struggle to understand the election process?

If so, this easy-to-read Voting Guide from the editors of News for You® can help!

Content Includes:
·         Reasons to Vote
·         Choosing a President
·         Political Parties
·         Debates
·         Registering to Vote
·         Voting Vocabulary
·         And much more!
Download your free Voting Guide



Monday, April 4, 2016

Workforce Grants and Libraries

Florida WIOA Plan
CareerSource Florida has released its final version of the State's unified plan to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Under the adult education component of WIOA, public libraries will be able to apply for competitive grants beginning in the spring of 2017. BLD is already working with CareerSource to ensure that libraries will have all the information and training needed to prepare for these opportunities in the upcoming months. You can also contact your local workforce boards and/or CareerSource representatives for pertinent local information on these opportunities.