Pa Forward

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward, was conceived to give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nation are also recognizing:

With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens. 

Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They’re agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries are the key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in Pennsylvania by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

The Claysburg Area Public Library is proud to be a part of the PA Forward Star Libraries.  To receive PA Forward Stars, libraries must show that they are providing programs and information to their patrons covering the five literacy areas. We currently have received a Bronze Star and four Silver Stars.  The Bronze Star shows our commitment to the PA Forward initiative.  After receiving the Bronze Star, we have received a Silver Star for each of the following areas: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy and Financial Literacy.  We have just submitted our requirements to earn the Health Literacy Silver Star.  After the five Silver Stars are achieved, the final star is the Gold Star.  We are going for the Gold!