ALA Literacy Clearinghouse

This site brings together resources from across the American Library Association that promote literacy across the lifespan. Libraries have a long tradition of providing resources and services for individuals wanting to improve their reading and writing skills. Basic, functional literacy is an essential skill for an individual’s personal, educational, and professional growth—it is also key to their full, beneficial use of the library’s services and programs.

Contact Information

Questions? Comments? If you would like to share questions, comments or resources on literacy, please contact ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services at 800.545.2433, ext. 3275, or diversity@ala.org.