Adult Literacy Program
What does the adult literacy program do?For tutors: We train volunteer tutors in methods of reading instruction to assist their students. Literacy Program staff match tutors and students. No teaching experience 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?
Literacy Student: 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.
Volunteer Tutor: You must have a good command of written English and have a willingness to help others improve their skills.
ResourcesA 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 by clicking here.
Tutors can access forms for monthly reports here.
Other Online Resources:
Tutoring and Tutor Training | California Library Literacy Services
News for You | New Readers Press
Families for LiteracyAlso 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 give-aways.
Families for Literacy also creates a monthly newsletter to help adult learners assist their children with literacy activities. View the newsletters here.
The Adult Literacy Office is located in the Lakeport Library
1425 N. High Street, Lakeport CA 95453
If you are interested, call (707) 263-7633
The Lake County Literacy Coalition supports and promotes the adult literacy program.