Are you interested in teaching someone to read? Do you know an adult who wants to learn to read?
A wide variety of materials including books, videos, and pamphlets on subjects appropriate to adult learners and to students of English as a second language are available for checkout at your local branch. View these materials online in the library catalog.
Tutors can access forms for monthly reports on the For Tutors page.
Other Online Resources
Families for Literacy
Also available to families of adult learners is the Families for Literacy Program. This is a family training program to help adult learners encourage their young children to become readers through one-to-one sessions, family events, and book giveaways.
Families for Literacy also creates a monthly newsletter to help adult learners assist their children with literacy activities. View the Families for Literacy Newsletter.
These websites offer information for tutors and students.
Recommended Links for Children
- California Preschool Instructional Network
- Center for Early Literacy Learning
- Ready to Succeed - From the Placer-Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension
- Reading is Fundamental
Recommended Links for Adults
- California Library Literacy Resources
- International Reading Association
- Literacy Assistance Center
- Skills Workshop
The Lake County Literacy Coalition supports and promotes the adult literacy program.
- What does the adult literacy program do?
We train volunteer tutors in methods of reading instruction to assist their students. Literacy Program staff match tutors and students. No teaching experience is necessary. Training, ongoing support, and materials provided. Flexible volunteering opportunities.
For Literacy Students
We provide free, basic literacy instruction to adult learners through confidential one-to-one study sessions that are geared to what the student wants to learn.
- How do you become eligible for services?
All you need is to have a desire to improve your reading and/or writing skills. Learners must be at least 16 years old and out of the traditional high school environment.
You must have a good command of written English and a willingness to help others improve their skills.