Branch Notes: Lucio Martinez, an Adult Literacy Success Story!
Know It All! Altadena Library Newsletter: August 2015
July was life-changing for literacy learner Lucio Martinez. Lucio decided to open his own appliance repair business. A decision like this requires a lot of planning, training and motivation. The challenge is greater if you need English literacy skills to read repair manuals and forms. Lucio’s daughter visited the library and learned about the ESL program; she promptly shared the information with her father. Since beginning English classes, he has improved his reading, writing, speaking and listening.
In preparation for starting his new business, Lucio has also learned to download and read appliance repair manuals on the Internet, to watch training videos, and how to create his own business cards and advertisements. He even ordered custom shirts online for his new business.
Lucio attributes some of his achievements and his goals to the library’s staff and the program. “All of the staff have helped me, since they are good people. This has helped me 1,000%!”
For more information about the literacy program, please drop by the Bob Lucas Branch Library on Lincoln or call (626) 798-8338. Edward William, Literacy Coordinator
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