Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Redlands Library :: Adult Literacy Program Grows with Help of Community Partners

Redlands Adult Literacy Program grows with help of community partners
Redlands Daily Facts: 3.04.2017 by Diane Shimota,
adult literacy coordinator-A.K. Smiley Public Library

The Redlands Adult Literacy Program is grateful to its community partners who provide services that extend the mission of helping adults in our community improve their reading and writing.

Community partnerships have allowed the program to provide adult literacy services at multiple locations — Clement Middle School, Lugonia Elementary School, Family Service Association of Redlands and Redlands Community Center — in addition to the A.K. Smiley Public Library. Generous grants and donations allow the Adult Literacy Program to provide one-on-one tutoring for adults, the program’s primary mission, and to offer computer classes, buy literacy software and offer book clubs to foster reading comprehension.

We recently asked leading community partners why they supported adult literacy in Redlands. We would like to share their insights, with gratitude for their ongoing support.

The most important partnership is with people in the Redlands community who support adult literacy through direct donations and volunteering. Funding from local supporters and the Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library, Alpha Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kiwanis, Zonta and the Contemporary Club further expanded the opportunities for program enrichment and demonstrated the local support for adult literacy.  READ MORE @

To learn more, join us at the next Tutor Orientation, on April 10th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the A. K. Smiley Public Library Assembly Room.   Please call the Redlands Adult Literacy Program office at 909.798.7565, ext. 4138 or email literacy@akspl.org

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