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Print and Digital Resources

Most (95%) of the American Dream libraries used their funding to improve and expand their print and digital literacy collection. These new resources include instructional materials in literacy, language, and citizenship; easy readers and novels; newspapers and magazines; children ‘s books and more. Each resource has author, publisher, ordering source, and content area information. In addition, the resources have been field-tested and rated by American Dream librarians. Click here to download an Excel file listing these resources

2008 Resource List

Thirty four public libraries from the 2008 round of the American Dream Starts @ your library initiative contributed to this comprehensive list of print and digital resources. This annotated list,  the first of its kind, is an enormous contribution to the thousands of librarians and educators providing literacy services for adult English language learners.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who made this remarkable resource possible: the American Dream libraries for their mission and vision, the project directors for their persistence, and imagination, and the adult learners for pursuing their American dream @ the library.

To view these valuable resources, download the pdf here. Visit this page often over the next year, as we will be continously adding new resources developed by the 2010-11 round libraries. 

Downloads from PLA's 2012 Conference in Philadelphia, PA

PowerPoint Presenation (.pdf): The American Dream Starts @ your library - Lessons from the Field

Downloads from ALA's 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC

PowerPoint Presenation (.pdf)

List of Resources (.pdf)

Resources and Information from the 2008 American Dream Libraries

Archived 2008 online toolkit


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