The Library of Congress Literacy Awards

September 8, 2023

Get Lit was just honored with the Library of Congress Literacy Award for our implementation of successful practices in literacy promotion through the Uni(verse) platform!

The Library of Congress Literacy Award Program recognizes organizations in the United States and abroad that provide exemplary, innovative, sustainable and replicable strategies to promote literacy and reading. It was established by the Library of Congress in 2013 and is generously supported by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein.

On September 8, 2023, International Literacy Day, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program awarded three organizations for their outstanding contribution to expanding literacy and promoting reading. The Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program recognized 15 additional organizations -- including Get Lit! -- for their implementation of successful practices in literacy promotion.

To celebrate this year’s winners and honorees, the Library of Congress will host an in-person celebration at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Additional information on the awards and previous winners, as well as an interactive program map, are available here.

2023 marks the eleventh year that the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program has recognized organizations for their outstanding achievements in advancing literacy. The United Nations General Assembly designates a number of "international days" to mark important aspects of human life and history, including International Literacy Day on September 8th. For more information on International Literacy Day, visit this link.

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