Monday, April 27, 2015

Newport Library : : Gift of Literacy Luncheon :: May 1

"Gift of Literacy" Luncheon
May 1, 2015

Featured guest speaker

The Pacific Club, Newport Beach
Tickets now on sale
Deadline for ticket sales is April 27, so don't wait to purchase your tickets. For information contact or call (949) 717-3874.

Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy will hold its annual fundraising luncheon featuring the writer Ann Packer. She will be promoting her new novel, The Children’s Crusade.

Ann Packer is the bestselling author of two novels, Songs Without Words and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, and two collections of short fiction, Mendocino and Other Stories and Swim Back to Me.

Includes lunch and a copy of The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer for each ticketed guest.  There will be a raffle, silent auction and book signing.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events : : May 2015

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
May 2015

Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
- Local, California and National –
Southern California Library Literacy Network
for more information

May 2    Dyslexia Conference – IDALA, UCLA
May 2    Inland Empire Latino Book & Family Festival, CSU San Bernardino
May 2    Family Literacy/Math Conference, University of La Verne 9a
May 2    We Need Diverse Books – CLCSC, South Pasadena 9:30a
May 3+ Journey Stories - Smithsonian Museum on Main St., Yuba City
May 6    Teacher Day
May 8+ Steinbeck Festival, Salinas
May 9    Catesol Regional - Northern California, Stockton
May 15+ LĂ©aLA Feria del Libro - Family Book Fair,  Los Angeles Convention Ctr
May 16  Riverside Early Literacy Conference
May 23  Literacy Day, California African American Museum 11a
May 30  Sensory Friendly Film = TOMORROWLAND 10a

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Redlands Library : : Learner Chosen for Adult Learner Leadership Institute

Learner in Adult Literacy Program chosen to go to San Diego conference

The Redlands Adult Literacy Program is assisting 80 adult learners who want to improve their reading and writing in English. Each learner meets weekly with a volunteer tutor for an hour and a half. These tutoring sessions, which are designed to help learners meet their literacy goals, take place at the A.K. Smiley Public Library or at one of the off-site programs in the community.

Recently, Ana Alcantar, a learner in the literacy program, was asked if she would be interested in applying to participate in the Adult Learner Leadership Institute, an event held March 20-22 in San Diego and sponsored by the California State Library. The conference is designed to build leadership, communication, advocacy and presentation skills for adult learners.

“At first I was surprised and I didn’t feel ready to go,” Alcantar said.
-But, she filled out an application and was one of 20 learners selected to attend the conference for the Southern California Region.

“I’m not sure what they saw in me, but it felt great,” Alcantar said. “I felt honored because they believed in me.”

After attending the conference, Alcantar returned energized with new sense of gratitude and purpose. She said she learned it was important to be a part of a team in which one can share experiences and build relationships. READ MORE !

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar : : May 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar: May 2015

For Local, California and National
Literacy or Library Conferences and Events
Southern California Library Literacy Network
Bookstore Day
May 1 Gift of Literacy Luncheon = Newport Beach Library 11a
May 2 Literacy Tutor Training = SD County Library 10a
May 2 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Lake Arrowhead 10a
May 5 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 12N
May 5 Literacy Tutor Training = READ/San Diego Library 6p
May 6 Literacy Learner Orientation =READ/San Diego Library 5:45p
May 7 Literacy Tutor Orientation - South Bay Literacy, Torrance Library 7p
May 8 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Placentia Library 1p
May 9 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Chino 10a
May 9 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Fontana 10a
May 9 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Crestline 12N
May 12 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Big Bear 4p
May 13 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Barstow 11a
May 14 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 6p
May 16 Literacy Tutor Training – SB Co Library Adelanto 11a
May 18 Literacy Volunteer Orientation = Corona Library 7p
May 19 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Hesperia 4p
May 21 Literacy FUNraiser: Neil Simon’s “Rumors” = Redlands Library 7:30p
May 22 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego Library 9:45a

LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online Instruction
Info about Local Tutor Training :: Always Scrolling in the Right Frame.
Statewide Workshops @ California Library Literacy Services

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Money Smart Week : : SCLLN Libraries

Money Smart Week
@ SCLLN Libraries
will host free workshops at each of its locations during Money Smart Week, April 18-25.

Celebrate Money Smart Week
Floe Financial Partners Presents an Information and Discussion Session:
Avoiding Big Mistakes When Saving for Retirement and While in Retirement
Wednesday, April 22, 1:30-2:30 pm

Money Smart Week @ Your Library

California State Librarian Greg Lucas : : Focus More of California’s Innovation and Creativity on Our Public Libraries

California State Librarian Greg Lucas Says
"We Need to Focus More of California’s Innovation and Creativity on Our Public Libraries"

State Librarian Greg Lucas has sent the following message to California’s 1,112 libraries calling for getting a library card into the hands of every kindergartner, working to ensure every Californian can read at more than a 5th Grade level, and creating a system where every Californian can use their library card anywhere in California.

Benjamin Franklin is credited with creating America’s first fire department and its first lending library. Both institutions have changed a lot in 280 years but, fundamentally, they’re the same.

Firefighters still put out fires but they provide far more emergency medical care. Libraries are still information hubs for their communities but they supply that information in many more ways than books.

“Without the library, you have no civilization,” says Ray Bradbury, one of the most ardent advocates of public libraries, which he insists were where he got his education.

California’s 1,112 libraries – the most of any state – mirror our unique diversity. They’re enriched by thousands of librarians who exemplify the innovation and generosity California is recognized for around the world.

California’s students get help achieving their dreams from on-campus libraries and teacherlibrarians. Our public and private universities operate world class research libraries.

Each day, 21 million Californians – from preschoolers to 100-year-olds – use their library cards to open windows on the limitless realm of ideas and knowledge. Libraries are vital, thriving 21st Century institutions that literally change lives.  READ MORE !

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Newport Library : : National Volunteer Week

Newport Literacy
It is National Volunteer Week

What a wonderful time to say THANK YOU to all the amazing folks who help make our program so strong.

We are truly blessed with tutors and volunteers who devote their time to help others achieve their goals.

May 1 :: 11am