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"Early literacy is what children know about communication, language, reading and writing before they can actually read and write. It is all of a child's early experiences with language, stories, books and print."
The mission of Ready to Read Alaska (formerly known as the Ready to Read Resource Center) is "to promote early literacy development in Alaska's pre-kindergarten children to create the foundations needed for when a child begins to learn to read. "
The Federal Trade Commission has developed three self-paced tutorials that walk consumers through the basics of managing their money, credit. loans and debt and scams and identity theft. They have also developed a toolbox with training and presentation resources.
"These guidelines and best practices relating to financial literacy education in libraries were the final product of a SPARKS! grant awarded to the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2013-2014."
Comprehensive financial literacy website developed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for educators and trainers. Resources available from the website include downloadable PowerPoint presentations, activity worksheets, bookmarks and articles.
A national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago focused on empowering people with the knowledge and skills necessary to make better personal financial decisions.
"Entrepreneurs introduce innovative ides that create business opportunities and strengthen the cultural ties of communities. They create jobs and inspire community members to pursue career goals. They help communities attract adn retain talent and they connect diverse sectors in productive new partnerships."
The Urban Council of Libraries and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation have developed a toolkit designed to provide public library leaders with strategies and models that enhance entrepreneurial services.
"In partnership with business development organizations across Alaska, Anchorage Public Library created a podcast series to help listeners learn more about their business resources and resources across the state."