News

Check back often for News on Events and Promotions

25 May

NLLLC and Western Division Public Libraries Partner for Adult Literacy Programming

Corner Brook, NL – Western Division Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC) have partnered to offer a volunteer one-to-one literacy tutoring program to some western Newfoundland communities. “Such a partnership is a natural fit as both NLLLC and the Libraries have a common goal which is to meet the needs of adults who want help achieve their lifelong learning goals” says Margie Lewis, Executive Director of NLLLC.  Libraries are well positioned to bring a host...

08 May

Looking for a Summer Job?

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB? We are hiring for our Summer Reading for Fun program in Corner Brook, St. Albans/Milltown, Marystown/Black Duck Cove, Clarenville, Trout River; Location in Labrador: Port Hope Simpson, Charlottetown, Pinsent’s Arm. Check out the job descriptions below and tag your friends/family who qualify for the Canada Summer Job program (see descriptions below) Title: Summer Reading for Fun Provincial Payroll Coordinator-Student Position Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. is looking for a payroll coordinator for its provincial Summer Reading for...

26 Apr

Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Debuts New vision and Visual Identity

For Release 20-Apr-18 For Release 20-Apr-18 Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Debuts New vision and Visual Identity CORNER BROOK-Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC) announces the launch of a new logo and visual identity signifying its evolution after 32 years of working to improve literacy skills in the province. Since 1986, the organization’s main focus has been to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring for adults through its councils and committees, but now, NLLLC has a new Vision/Mission. “The new modernized brand is a reflection of our...

07 Feb

WANL Reads Challenge

The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador just recently announced a reading challenge called WANL Reads. This challenge is meant to encourage the public to read, while supporting Newfoundland & Labrador authors. WANL Reads Challenge guidelines are available at http://wanl.ca/wanl-reads-challenge/. Each challenge participant will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one of three prize packs (filled with books, audio books, gift certificates, and swag) valued at $150, $250, and $350. Several of the books on the...

25 Jan

Remembering John Coombs

One of my proudest moments this past year was to be able to help present the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council’s Student of the Year award to John Coombs and to celebrate his achievements in learning. I first met John 12 years ago when I started my position as Executive Director and he remained a dedicated Laubach learner for all of my time here at NLLLC. In spite of his learning difficulties and being ignored by the education system...

11 Jan

Read S’More Challenge

If you think camping out with a good book sounds like a great way to spend your time so do we! On January 27th go to our Read S’More event page and report your Family Literacy Day reading activity to enter our “Read S’More” Challenge. We will do a random draw from among the participants for a $100 gift card to your favourite bookstore to help you build your home library! Research shows that as little as fifteen minutes a day...

03 Nov

2018 Annual Awards

On Thursday, November 2nd, family and friends joined Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council members and volunteers to present the organization’s annual provincial awards. The success of the Newfoundland and Labrador Literacy Council Inc. is built upon the passion and commitment of invaluable and dedicated volunteers. The Susie Day Volunteer of the Year Award was created to recognize those who demonstrate outstanding service through participation in and leadership of Laubach programs. This year’s recipient of the Susie Day Volunteer of the...

08 Sep

International Literacy Day 2018

Today, International Literacy Day (8 September) is being celebrated for the 51st year across the world! The theme this year is “Literacy in a digital world’. “At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, learn and socialise everywhere. They are giving new possibilities to people to improve all areas of their lives including access to information; knowledge management; networking; social services; industrial production, and mode of work. However, those who lack access to digital technologies...

06 Jun

Summer Reading for Fun 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council is pleased to announce its annual Summer Reading for Fun program. This is our 27th year! This fun, interactive learning program is designed to bridge the gap in the school year between June and September. Children who participate in the program receive 2 one – on – one sessions each week during July and August . There are also planned weekly activities that includes all areas of language arts development and math tutoring. This FREE...

18 May

Literacy 1-2-3 (Video)

From our Archives, Literacy 1-2-3 1996 – Stories of adult learners and their journey to literacy with the help of one-on-one tutoring. In this video adults talk about the impact of not being able to read and how things changed once they accessed a literacy program. The film was created in 1996 but is still so relevant today. ...

X