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Scrabble Showdown Postponed!

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Social Capital

We are disappointed to announce that we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event. We have made this decision in response to the recent, significant increase of COVID-19 in our community in an effort to keep our attendees safe. We are rescheduling the event for April 2022, with the hope that it will be safe to gather again next spring. Upon confirmation of a new date, we will update you immediately. While our event was to be “open air,” the close proximity of players was of concern. We cannot express how disappointed we are to postpone this event, but firmly believe it is the responsible decision at this time. As we learn how to navigate these uncharted challenges, we appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you for your commitment to build a stronger OKC through literacy!  

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Literacy Network Meeting

October 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Via Zoom

Impact of Literacy on the Health of the Family Rescheduled for October 7 via Zoom October is Health Literacy Month! Join us for a virtual meeting to learn more about the impact of literacy on the health of the family. Studies have shown that patients with inadequate literacy have less health-related knowledge, receive less preventive care, have poorer control of their chronic illnesses and are hospitalized more frequently than other patients. When families understand health information, they can make good health choices. 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 via Zoom Featuring: Leslie Gelders, Okla. Dept. of Libraries RSVP Deadline:  Monday, Oct. 4 Questions?  Contact info@okcreads.org  

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2020 Literacy Status Report

The Oklahoma City Literacy Status Report is an update of a 2008 report titled The Status of Literacy in Oklahoma City and the Community Plan to Raise Literacy Levels. This report reviews indicators that compare data from 2007 and 2017.

Improved literacy rates are key to ending the cycle of generational poverty. By gathering birth to adult literacy data for the OKC metro area in one place, the OKC Metro Literacy Coalition facilitates strategic planning to reach educational goals set at the local and state levels.

Download the 2020 Literacy Status Report

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