Express Reads Pilot Project
The Express Reads initiative provides a selection of short novels that are engaging and inviting to adult readers who are working to improve their literacy skills. Reading levels range from 2.1 to 4.8 on the Fry graph (Lexile HL310L- HL530L).
In this pilot project, libraries will receive a free set of Express Reads books and choose a method for sharing the books with their adult literacy learners and/or another select audience. Feedback from the project will be used to plan for future materials, activities and trainings to support adult learning.
This project is open to library systems and cooperative member libraries, first come, first served.
Priority will be given to rural areas of opportunity. Rural Areas of Opportunity (RAO) are defined as rural communities, or a region composed of rural communities, that have been adversely affected by extraordinary economic events or natural disasters.
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