National Adult Literacy Awareness Week 8th – 15th September 2019

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    Mark Sayers, Christina Plunkett, Niamh Maguire, Rosie Griffiths, Joan Fitzpatrick, Clodagh Bourke

    KWETB Adult Basic Education Service and Wicklow County Council Library Service, Bray are marking National Adult Literacy Awareness Week on Tuesday 10th September, 2019 at 11.00am.

    Tutors and students from Bray Adult Learning Centre will visit the library in Bray to view books and other resources purchased to support adult learners returning to education. Wicklow Co. Council Library Service Bray has invested in a range of resources designed for adults developing reading, writing, maths and basic IT Skills. These will be available to all library users and some will be dedicated for the use of students from Bray Adult Learning Centre.

    In Ireland, 500,000 adults have problems reading and writing. Even more have difficulty doing basic math. This has a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities. It also costs public services, businesses and the economy millions each year. 

    KWETB Adult Basic Education Service offers free classes to adults who wish to return to education, build basic skills in reading, writing, maths, IT and English language. Going back to education and training can give you the confidence to progress, improve and enjoy life more.

    Bray Library offers a variety of resources for all members of the public to use. A Library Card is needed for borrowing and using the computers but everyone is welcome to come to the Library and spend time relaxing.

    The Library is not just about books anymore. There are newspapers and magazines; films and television programmes (Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, etc). You can listen to music and audio books if you don’t want to read and there are many events that the public can attend.

    You can browse the internet on the Library computers and use the A4 printer. If you like to read Hello or Woman’s Weekly through an app you can have them and many more for free through the Library.

    KWETB and Wicklow County Library Services are delighted to work together to support adults returning to learning.

    For more information contact Niamh Maguire, KWETB Adult Basic Education Service at 086 0430063.

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