Thursday, September 10, 2009

Adult Literacy Awareness Month


Adult Literacy Awareness Month
September Spotlight
on SCLLN Literacy Programs

Hemet Public Library Adult Literacy Program

Through one-on-one and small group tutoring done by volunteers in the community, the program's goals are to promote and maintain the basic literacy skills of English-speaking adults so they may attain personal goals and participate more fully in society as parents and family members, as workers, and as community members and citizens.

Walk-a-Mile for Literacy
Sat, September 26, 9am – 11am
Join us as we "Walk-a-Mile for Literacy" to bring awareness of the need to improve literacy skills and to help eliminate the adult literacy problem in our valley. This is a fundraising event for the Library's Literacy Services. Participants need to register in order to win prizes and receive gifts. More information is available by calling: (951) 765-3856.

Huntington Beach Library Adult Literacy Program

Literacy Volunteers - HBPL, was founded by Linda D. Light in 1984. This group of outstanding people is the volunteer arm of the Huntington Beach Library Adult Literacy Program. The library staff trains volunteers to tutor adults in reading and writing. The staff evaluates students and matches them with trained tutors. Prospective students must speak English. Our students say the program helps them be better parents, improve their work skills, and have better lives.
More than 400 students and tutors currently participate in the program, and tutors are always needed. Literacy Volunteers - HBPL, an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America, is run by a 15-member Board of Directors.

In the Huntington Beach Public Library Literacy Center people from all over the world help each other every day. Our program is funded by the City of Huntington Beach, the California State Library, Community Development Block Grant funds, and corporate and private donations. Literacy Volunteers - HBPL's Nonprofit Federal Tax ID is 33-0374566.

Cook books $10, Book bags $10
Contact the Literacy Office for details !
Telephone : (714) 375-5102


Open Doors Literacy Newsletter

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California library literacy programs from Santa Barbara to San Diego

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