Saturday, November 29, 2014

Huntington Beach Library :: Student Writing

OPEN DOORS: November 2014

Student Writing
"Before I took the computer classes, it was very difficult to even type my library card number into the library computers. There were many barriers, like where do I erase? How do I make capital letters? How do I move the cursor? Thanks to the computer classes, I can now send and receive emails from my son's school and he has my help to study through the internet on his tablet. I can communicate with my friends in Mexico with Facebook. I know how to send photos and I can practice typing on I study English with Duolingo. I receive information from our family clinic and can request our medications online. I have helped my husband search online for jobs and I can make Word documents, insert pictures and send them by email. I have found projects for my children's homework on Google and I use YouTube to perfect my recipes and learn how to create different hairstyles for my daughter. In reality, without the help of the library, none of this would be possible. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Martha"

Kudos ...
•Angela G. and her tutor Barry K. Angela passed the US Citizenship exam!
•Francisca B. and her tutor Liz O. Francisca was asked to read prayers aloud in English in front of her church congregation.
•Yolanda L. and her tutor Billie S. Yolanda is able to read the directions and help her daughter with homework.  READ MORE !

Friday, November 28, 2014

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar: December 2014

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar
 December 2014

For Local, California and National
Literacy or Library Conferences and Events
Southern California Library Literacy Network
Dec. 1  Literacy Tutor Training = Huntington Beach Library 6P
Dec. 2  Literacy Tutor Orientation - Carlsbad Library 12N
Dec. 2  Literacy Tutor Orientation - Beaumont Library 4p
Dec. 4  Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC Library 1p
Dec. 4  Literacy Tutor Orientation - South Bay Literacy, Torrance Library 7p
Dec. 6  Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Grand Terrace 9:30a
Dec. 6  Literacy Fair = Camarena Library 10a
Dec. 6  Literacy Tutor Training - San Luis Obispo County Library 10a
Dec. 6  Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/OC Library 6p
Dec. 9  Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Barstow 3p
Dec. 9  Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Big Bear 4p
Dec. 11 Literacy Tutor Orientation = Carlsbad Library 6p
Dec. 16 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co Library Hesperia 3p
Dec. 27 Literacy Tutor Training - SB Co 29 Palms Library 10a

LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online Instruction

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always
Scrolling in the Right Frame !

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Carlsbad Library: City Council Honors Given Literacy Services

City Council Honors Given
Carlsbad City Library Literacy Services
Learning Connection: Nov/Dec 2014

On Tuesday, September 9th, the Mayor and City Council of Carlsbad presented a Proclamation to Heather Pizutto and Carrie Scott, recognizing September as Adult Literacy Awareness month in honor of the 30th anniversary of the California Library Literacy Services and our program. Nyla, a learner in Literacy Services, also spoke about her experience.

The Proclamation reads:
Whereas, the City of Carlsbad recognizes the need for educated and informed residents to meet the challenges of an increasingly technological society; and

Whereas, Carlsbad City Library Literacy Services is a proud member of the California Library Literacy Services program, and both are celebrating 30 years of changing lives for the better; and

Whereas, Literacy Services provides opportunities for adults to improve their reading, writing and computer skills to meet their life goals; and

Whereas, volunteers generously and patiently donate over 11,000 hours annually to help adults improve their skills; and

Whereas, adult learners enrolled in the Literacy Services program contribute to Carlsbad becoming a world-class city by improving their job skills, reading to their children and voting.

Now, Therefore, I, Matt Hall, Mayor of the City of Carlsbad, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby join the State of California in proclaiming the month of September 2014 as Adult Literacy Awareness Month in the City of Carlsbad and commend and congratulate all of our volunteers, learners and supporters who promote literacy in our community.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Riverside County Library :: American Dream Starts @ your library® Grant Allows California Library to Expand ESL Classes

American Dream Starts @ your library® Grant Allows California Library to Expand ESL Classes
@yourLibrary: 10.12.2014 by Steve Zalusky

A California library system is providing opportunities for patrons who wish to expand their horizons by learning English.

Through an American Dream Starts @ your library grant awarded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to the American Library Association, the Riverside County (Calif.) Library System has been able to expand ESL classes for adult learners.

In this countywide program, volunteers are working with one-on-one tutoring to help individuals learn to read and write.

In the county, which is spread over 7,200 square miles, it is estimated that there are over 50,000 people in Riverside County who are eligible for citizenship. However, there are several barriers in their way. One barrier to citizenship is being able to speak, read and write English in order to take the Citizenship Exam.

This community-based program that changes not only improves students’ lives, but also those of their families.

One of the students, Laura Serrano, a mother of two children whose first language is Spanish, said learning is English is important in order to get a good job.

“This program is very good for me, because it’s free, it’s close to my house, I have very good teachers,” she said.  READ MORE !

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Literacy Library Jobs - California :: Escondido :: Marin :: Salinas

Literacy Jobs - California

technical services, collection development, the provision of reference assistance, library services and instruction to all age groups as well as program planning and implementation; may supervise paraprofessional staff and volunteers.

Family Literacy Coach - HEART High School After School Program - PT
Pro-Youth - Tulare

Spanish Language Services - West Marin
The Community Library Specialist, Spanish Language Services, for the West Marin Literacy Program and Point Reyes library, has wide ranging and interesting responsibilities. Half time, the CLS is responsible for the daily operation of MCFL’s West Marin Literacy Services which offers ESL classes and one-on-one tutoring to English language learners throughout West Marin County

12-Month, Grant-Funded Position
The primary functions of this position are to collect parenting ladder data for reporting purposes and to implement early literacy playgroups in the library and/or a city recreation center using a pre-set curriculum that includes facilitating open play, singing songs, conducting story time and engaging with parents.

Literacy Clerk Temporary, Grant Funded
perform a wide variety of general and clerical duties, including those related to literacy Services

Monday, November 10, 2014

National Young Readers Week: November 10 - 14

an annual event that was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. To make this week special, many schools recruit local "celebrities" to read aloud a favorite children's book to classrooms. Classrooms can also listen to a free story each day courtesy of BOOK IT! and One More Story. To fire up reading for the entire school, principals are encouraged to take one day out of the week and read from bell to bell for the Principal Challenge.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ventura Co Library :: Trivia FUNraiser :: READ Ventura - November 6

November 6th!
Wedgewood Banquet Center
5880 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura

Adult Literacy Program
Sponsored by:
Rotary Club of Ventura-South

To participate, to sponsor a team, or for more information:
(805) 677-7160

Cheer for a team, play along, enjoy yummy snacks, all for just $5.00.

There will be an Opportunity drawing, loads of fun and a no-host bar.
To sign up a team click here

California Book Festivals & Events: November 2014

California Book Festivals & Events: November 2014
Books, Comics, Poetry, Storytelling, Writing and More !

Ongoing ::: Thru November
This traveling exhibition celebrates its 33rd year as a showcase for children’s book illustrators whose original artwork is seldom seen outside the studio or publisher’s office.

Your one stop for all the most exciting literary events in the LA area

Saturday, November 1, 2014

National & International Literacy & Library Events: November 2014

National & International Literacy & Library Events
November 2014

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

National Picture Book Month

Nov. 2+  Literacy for ALL: Advocacy, Libraries, and Literacy, Rhode Island
Nov. 3+  Health Literacy Research Conf: National Academy of Sciences, Wash DC
Nov. 4+  AAACE Annual Conference, Charleston SC
Nov. 5+  NAEYC Annual Conference, Dallas TX
Nov. 6+  Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor: Thomas Jefferson Building, Wash DC
Nov. 7+  Read. Write. Act. Virtual Conference: SCALE’s 25th Annv - Cyberspace
Nov. 8+  Conference of the Book: Simmons College, Boston MA
Nov. 8+  Connecticut Children's Book Fair: University of Connecticut
Nov. 11+ Reading Matters: Troy University, Alabama
Nov. 12+ CAEL International Conference, Chicago IL
Nov. 15  International Gaming Day @ Your Library
Nov. 16+ National Quality Education Conference, Milwaukee WI
Nov. 17+ Global Education Conference - Cyberspace
Nov. 17+ Summer Changes Everything Conference, San Antonio TX
Nov. 20+ National Council of Teachers of English, Maryland
Nov. 21+ ACTFL Convention, San Antonio TX
Nov. 21+ LERN Conference, Orlando FL
Nov. 22  Tellabration (Saturday before Thanksgiving) Nationwide
Nov. 23  WHO Loves Libraries
Nov. 24+ Conference on English Leadership, Boston MA
Nov. 28  Day of Listening -
Nov. 29 Autism Sensory Friendly Films: HOME 3-D 10a

Fun children's and young adult literature events from coast to coast!
Children’s Book Council.