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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

$2.5 million allocation to Libraries

New N.L. early literacy program part of a 3-year, $2.5 million allocation to Libraries  
(Government of NL News Release - January 27, 2014) The Early Literacy Foundations (ELF) program is a 12-session program designed to give parents and caregivers the tools to promote and enhance early literacy development in children. The program is being piloted at 14 sites throughout the province with a second pilot phase being planned for spring 2014. THis program is part of a broader early literacy partnership between the provincial government and libraries, with close to $2.5 million allocated over three years for program development, implementation, evaluation, staffing, program resources and enhancement to library sites.