PA Forward Tools

Somerset County Library is part of an exciting statewide initiative called statewide initiative called PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries.  PA Forward strives to prepare Pennsylvanians to compete successfully in the Information Age labor force and to live healthy, productive lives by improving their command of five types of literacy essential to greater success in all vital roles of life, from citizens, students, and parents to employers, employees, and consumers. The five essential literacies are:

Basic Literacy

PA Forward envisions a Pennsylvania with one of the highest literacy rates in the country, a trained and skilled workforce, and a growing economy, taPA Forward Literacies Graphicx base, and population.  The Somerset County Library leverages its resources to help make this vision a reality by providing the citizens of Somerset County access to

Civic and Social Literacy

PA Forward envisions a Pennsylvania where all citizens have the knowledge and skills they need to improve their lives, to participate and contribute effectively to their communities, and to connect with one another through discourse.  The Somerset County Library leverages its resources to help make this vision a reality by providing the citizens of Somerset County access to

Financial Literacy

PA Forward envisions a Pennsylvania where all citizens are informed consumers and individuals, small businesses, and other organizations are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to better manage their finances and contribute to the economic vitality of their communities.  The Somerset County Library leverages its resources to help make this vision a reality by providing the citizens of Somerset County access to

Health Literacy

PA Forward envisions a Pennsylvania with active citizens who have the knowledge and skills required to manage their own and their family’s well-being, empowering them to be effective partners with their healthcare providers and to live longer, more productive lives.  The Somerset County Library leverages its resources to help make this vision a reality by providing the citizens of Somerset County access to

Information Literacy

PA Forward envisions a Pennsylvania where citizens know how to use online resources and current technology to improve their education, to enhance their job skills, and to fully participate in a digital society.  The Somerset County Library leverages its resources to help make this vision a reality by providing the citizens of Somerset County access to

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