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Literacy Programs

Programs that provide instruction in reading, writing and comprehension for individuals of all ages who are unable to read or write at a functional level. Some programs may include basic training in speaking, numeracy/mathematics and problem solving skills, so that trainees can become self sufficient and function well in society.

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Libraries

Facilities which house a collection of materials including books, manuscripts, journals, government documents and nonprint formats such as paintings, musical recordings, videotapes, films and data files on magnetic tape which are organized to provide physical, bibliographic and intellectual access to a targeted group of people and which generally make available staff to provide services and programs related to the information needs of the targeted group.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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