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Friday May 13th: Virtual Conference
Monday May 16th: Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Conference at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC

*Registration opens March 2022*


Libraries have always supported literacy by helping children and adults learn to read. While traditional literacy remains essential to libraries today, the definition of literacy has rapidly expanded to encompass the broad range of skills needed to navigate the world in the 21st century.

North Carolina libraries are at the forefront of 21st century literacy and continue to create new programs and services that support lifelong learning. Libraries are not only creating inclusive literacy services for their patrons, but also looking inward at their own organizations to create policies and practices to support staff literacy. Examples of this work include:
  • Analyzing the equity and inclusion of literacy services
  • Collaborating with local organizations to promote literacy
  • Creating new opportunities for staff professional development
  • Implementing new technology within the library
  • Providing updated library instruction
  • Building collections to support 21st century literacy
Our 2022 theme, Literacy for All, is an opportunity to celebrate the innovative work of our 200+ member libraries and to build more inclusive libraries for all.


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Friday, May 13

11:00am EDT

Monday, May 16

10:00am EDT