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Category: Timeline Stories

Family Literacy

If you can get children excited about reading, you can also attract their parents. That was Literacy Volunteers’ adult student recruitment strategy in the 90s when..Read More

The 1990s

The 1990s saw major international and national events. The First Gulf War​ began the involvement of the U.S. in Iraq and nearby countries. The Soviet..Read More

Media focus on literacy

Media and celebrities were particularly notable supporters of literacy in the 1980s and 90s.​​ A 1992 Bangor Daily News supplement, “Literacy and You” included articles by students,..Read More

A birthday party

Literacy Volunteers celebrated its 10th birthday in 1979.​ There were still just a handful of volunteers and students meeting in borrowed space. The YMCA paid for..Read More