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VITAL: Winner of the 2018 Tom Zupancic Literacy in Libraries Award 

Tom Zupancic Literacy in Libraries Award

The ILF Tom Zupancic Literacy in Libraries Award recognizes community advocacy for literacy by an individual or organization in cooperation with a library. VITAL received this accolade for promoting the importance of literacy and adult education at the library. Since VITAL’s inception in 1977, our program has helped over 6,500 learners achieve their personal learning goals.

Best Way to Learn a New Language Quickly

marydepewboard42017_1.jpgThe most effective way to speak a new language quickly is to learn the 800 to 1,000 most common lemmas (word families). A lemma is a root word and all its variations, for example: do, does, did, doing; blue, bluer, bluest, blueish, etc. If you know the 800 most frequently-used lemmas in English, you'll understand 75% of everyday spoken English.      From How Many Words Do You Need to Speak a Language?

2018 VITAL Quiz Bowl in Review

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VITAL extends our sincere thanks for the 2018 Quiz Bowl, the fun, fast-paced trivia tournament that raises funds for VITAL and awareness of adult literacy. VITAL’s 35th annual competition was a great success, thanks to the assistance and generosity of all those involved.

Congratulations to 2018 Quiz Bowl winners Trivial Fursuit and runners-up North Side Story—and thank you to all the Quiz Bowl teams for their participation:

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