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Pilot Project Steps

In this pilot project, participating libraries may elect to conduct a Paired Reading activity as part of a new or established adult literacy program, or participants can propose their own activity. For some suggestions, see  No Time, No Problem.

  • Evaluation period will be from May 1-August 31.
  • Complete and submit feedback survey by September 29, 2023 (survey will be sent to participating libraries by email by September 1.) 

Pilot Activities

Pilot Activity 1: Paired Reading

In paired reading, a learner and tutor read the same book and then discuss it together. This can be a great opportunity to talk about cultural differences, ideas and vocabulary. Depending on the reading level and needs of the learner, the tutor can read out loud while the learner follows along in their own book, the learner and tutor can take turns reading, or they can read independently and come back together for discussion. The emphasis is on reading for pleasure and can be a break from formal instruction. 

Pilot Activity 2: No Time, No Problem

A short, fun read can be a good way to engage literacy learners. These books can also reengage patrons with less time and attention for reading due to health issues or life demands.

Host a read-in party or let your patrons speed date a selection of books to check out. Mix in with your book displays or match with your own favorite activities. Experiment and share your successes and challenges.

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the Adult Learning Program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the project is $92,112. This program does not include any non-governmental funding.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.