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JCPS, Library Expanding Adult Literacy Services

The Louisville Free Public Library and Jefferson County Public Schools are expanding their adult literacy classes and services.City and school officials announced that space on the second floor of the main library building is being renovated to to provide more classroom space and resources.Mayor Jerry Abramson says its hoped the expansion will help more people who had their education interrupted enhance their skills for the job market."This space that we're in right here will literally is being dedicated to the adults in our community who want to improve their literacy, earn their ged and take continuing education classes. The renovation work was paid for by the library foundationn and will be staffed by Jefferson County Public Schools professionals," he said.The classroom space is expected to be ready by fall. Repair work on the library's lower levels damaged by flood waters last year is scheduled for completion next week.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.

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