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Many participants commented on how important it was for them to meet other people who were working in family literacy, and on the networks that they were able to establish through the face-to-face training. At one of the evaluation meetings, people expressed a need to find a way to share information. The Literacy Council responded by developing a newsletter, Family Literacy Times

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People really appreciated the resources that the NWT Literacy Council provided, both during and after the training. They described them as “great”, “user-friendly”, and “useable.” They also like the How to Kits that the Council sends out twice a year. The new Books in the Home kits are also “great”, because they take some of the work out of planning for family literacy programs. Family literacy providers reported that the new materials give them fresh ideas on a regular basis, and this helps keep up the momentum.

The materials were distributed beyond the participants in the program. One family literacy provider, for example, shared them with participants in a Teacher Education Access program.