New this year: The annual essay contest has been expanded to include so much more!
Entries for 2017’s contest may include original written essays as in past years, but also may include poems, short stories, speeches,or dramatic pieces to be read at the LCUP Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on October 7, 2017 at Honeymoon Island State Park.
Here are the details:
The celebration of literacy is an opportunity for LCUP Adults Learners to be creative and demonstrate their literacy skills at the annual LCUP Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on October 7, 2017, at Honeymoon Island State Park.
Write an original essay, poem, or short story and read it
Read a published essay, poem, speech, or short story
Share an experience in your life
Perform a Readers Theater dramatic reading with other students
Rules: Each presentation will be limited to 3 minutes. LCUP tutors may help Adult Learners prepare their performances and submit applications.
Deadline for applications: June 30, 2017
Contact: Jan Demers at email@example.com
Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas 223 Douglas Avenue Dunedin, FL 34698 727-298-3080, ext. 1724 www.lcup.net
Story courtesy of Largo Library’s publication, Bookmark
Every Tuesday for many years Joe Moore arrives at Largo Library to meet his reading tutor, Dawn Chisholm. Dawn is a volunteer with the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas. Joe’s initial goal was to learn to read well enough to share story books with Madison, his great niece.
As a result of using the library study rooms, Joe expanded his goals to include learning how to use library resources, and how to find and auto-check out books of interest to challenge his vocabulary and imagination. Joe says “doing my tutoring at Largo Library is inspiring, everyone is here to read books or use the computer. The staff in every department is always friendly and helpful.”