Grant funding is bringing literacy and life skills together at the Payson Public Library in a co-venture with the Rim Country Literacy program.
"There are a lot of people who don't know how to fill out a bank loan, a checkbook or apply for a job," Payson Library Director Terri Morris said. Morris recently received a Library Link to Literacy grant that will fund a six-week program designed to help people who lack those skills and were afraid to ask for help, Morris said.
Each hour-and-a-half seminar will address a different issue. The first program, which will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 with motivator Bill Smith, will be about self-esteem.
The seminars will then shift to Thursday nights, and starting Oct. 14, Bank of America manager Richie Crockett will speak on money matters.
Terri Legassie, M.A., will lead a discussion about parenting skills Oct. 21.
Connie Evans of the local computer club will teach participants computer skills Oct. 28.
Teri McKee will make applying for a job easier Nov. 4, and Devon Wells and the Payson High School Fashion Plus will conclude the six-week course Nov. 11 with a fashion show.
The life-skills program is free of charge. For more information, call the Payson Public Library at 474-2585.