Monday, July 31, 2017

Upland Library :: Literacy Computer Lab

Literacy Computer Lab
Upland Library: 7.28.2017

We are excited to announce that our Adult Literacy Program has been selected as a Community Impact Partner with the Inland Empire United Way. We are grateful to have received a grant that help us fulfill our goal of starting a literacy computer lab.

Since its start in 1989, the completely grant-funded Adult Literacy Program has successfully impacted the lives of over 1,000 individual adult learners with the help. For more information, or to volunteer as a tutor, please contact the Literacy Office at (909) 931-4211.

The Literacy Office is located on the lower level of the restored historical Carnegie Cultural Center, at 123 D Street, Upland, CA 91786, next door to the Upland Public Library.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: READ San Diego :: Azusa

Literacy Library Jobs – California

facilitate the daily operations of one or more homework centers in the San Diego Public Library system by providing homework help to students and their families; conduct data collection and assessment to achieve measurable outcomes; coordinate the matching of learners with volunteer tutors

assists program coordinator in day-to-day activities related to recruitment, retention, and record keeping requirements of literacy tutors and students, and other program volunteers

Friday, July 28, 2017

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events :: August 2017

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
August 2017

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

Aug. 26 San Diego Festival of Books Point Loma

Aug. 06 Long Beach Zine Fest Museum of Latin American Art 11a
Aug. 12 Latino Book and Family Festival North San Diego Mira Costa College 11a
Aug. 19 Liemert Park Book Fair Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Aug. 19 Tuolumne Meadows Poetry Festival Parsons Lodge, Yosemite Natl Park
Aug. 26 San Diego Festival of Books Point Loma

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: August 2017

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar
August 2017

For Local, California and National
Literacy or Library Conferences and Events
Southern California Library Literacy Network

Aug. 02 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Fontana 5p
Aug. 03 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy Torrance Library 7p
Aug. 07 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Crestline 12:30p
Aug. 07 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Santa Barbara Library 5:30p
Aug. 08 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 12N
Aug. 08 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Huntington Beach Library 6p
Aug. 08 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Placentia Library 6p
Aug. 09 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Crestline 12:30p
Aug. 10 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Burbank Library 6p
Aug. 12 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Yucca Valley 9a
Aug. 12 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Yucaipa 10a
Aug. 12 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Luis Obispo Library 10a
Aug. 14 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Redlands Library 6p
Aug. 15 Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ/San Diego Skyline Hills 10a
Aug. 15 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Huntington Beach Library 6p
Aug. 17 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 6p
Aug. 17 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Downey Library 9a
Aug. 19 ESL Laubach Tutor Training San Diego Co Library Poway 9a
Aug. 21 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Corona Library 7p
Aug. 26 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Diego Co Library El Cajon 10a

Beverly Hills Library Adult Literacy: last Friday month 10:30 - 12 N
LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online Instruction
Local Tutor Workshops :: Always Scrolling in the Right Frame

Friday, July 21, 2017

San Diego Public Library :: Red Balloon Award Finalist :: Valerie Hardie

Red Balloon Awards
August 12

The Red Balloon Awards is an inspirational dinner and awards gala that honors literacy heroes in the community while raising funds for Traveling Stories.

Valerie Hardie, Director of READ/San Diego, the San Diego Public Library’s adult literacy program.

As the director of San Diego Public Library’s adult literacy program READ, Valerie Hardie has been instrumental in improving literacy in the city for the past 22 years. The program has over 400 volunteers and tutors and received the Advancement of Literacy Award from the American Library Association as well as being named top community partnership by the U.S. Department of Education. Undoubtedly, Valerie’s commitment to READ and increasing adult literacy has created a legacy to the city of San Diego.

What is a Literacy Hero?
> A literacy hero does one or more of the following:
> Helps make reading more visible in their community.
> Creates books & other reading material that captivate readers and inspire a love for reading.
> Reduces barriers that would prevent people from becoming confident readers.
> Supports existing literacy programs in sustainable, meaningful ways.
> Promotes reading on a large scale.

Providing books to kids who have none and inspiring a love for reading everywhere! Fueling kids' minds with stories. We're dedicated to outsmarting poverty one book at a time & growing a world of readers.  READ MORE @

Friday, July 14, 2017

Carlsbad Library :: A Celebration of Learning

A Celebration of Learning
Learning Connection: July/August 2017

Approximately 50 tutors, learners, family members and friends enjoyed Literacy Services’ annual celebration on May 21 at the Carlsbad Senior Center. This event was held to congratulate our literacy learners on their accomplishments, recognize our volunteer tutors for their outstanding dedication and thank the City for its support. The program started with a slide show of our accomplishments during the year, followed by remarks from Library Director Heather Pizzuto and Program Coordinator Carrie Scott. Tutors and learners shared what the program means to them. Guests enjoyed light refreshments and took home a gift of chocolates and a bookmark donated by Library Board Member Beth Hulsart.

During the past fiscal year, volunteers contributed 11,000 hours helping learners reach their goals, from reading an entire book for the first time to helping their children with homework. Nearly half of the learners met a job-related goal. Improved skills lead to personal success that, in turn, creates a stronger community. Currently, over 66 tutor/ learner pairs meet twice per week to work on reading and writing skills.

Library Director Heather Pizzuto paid special tribute to the program’s longest-serving volunteer, Betty Groves, who passed away in December 2016 at the age of 102.

Betty served 22 years as a tutor in the literacy program, helping over 20 adult learners and countless high school students to achieve their goals.  READ MORE @

Monday, July 10, 2017

Redlands Library :: Find Out How to Choose the Right Book at A.K. Smiley Public Library Presentation

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Redlands Daily Facts: 7.08.2017 by Diane Shimota, Adult Literacy Coordinator-A.K. Smiley Library

What are your some of your favorite things to do in Redlands during the warm summers? Do you enjoy reading a book or discovering a new favorite author?

How do you choose a book to read? Selecting just the right book can be a challenge for any reader.

The Redlands Adult Literacy Program serves as a gateway for adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills so they can select and read books they will enjoy.

Recently, the Redlands Adult Literacy Program welcomed guest speaker Carrie Scott of the Carlsbad Literacy Center to its second annual tutor/learner roundtable meeting. Scott has been involved with literacy programs for 29 years and she is co-chairman of the annual adult literacy Writer-to-Writer Challenge in which a learner reads a book and writes a letter to its author.

At the roundtable meeting, more than 50 tutors and learners were eager to learn from Scott how to choose books they will enjoy.

Scott stressed the importance of picking books that are of high interest to the reader. She suggested that readers adopt the following strategies in selecting books.

Start by finding several appealing books in an interesting subject area. Hold the books and compare them side by side. Look at the cover images, and read the back cover and inside flap to get an idea of what the book is about.  READ MORE @

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

National City Library :: Library Helps Would-be Citizens Prep for the Big Exam

Library helps would-be citizens prep for the big exam
Star News: 7.01.2017 by Robert Moreno

The National City Public Library provides many resources for the community: from use of a computer for library members to a summer reading program that keeps students actively reading while they are out of school during summer break.

But a recent partnership with the Jewish Family Service of San Diego has put the library’s free U.S. Citizenship Classes as one of the most popular programs the library has to offer.

Two separate classes are offered, one for individuals wanting one-on-one tutoring, and another for people who prefer multi-student interaction in a classroom setting.

Currently 10 people are taking a 10-week, two-hour, twice a week citizenship class. A new session starts July 15 which is already filled to capacity. The library has their own tutors with the Jewish Family Service of San Diego also provides an instructor.

National City Library literacy coordinator Matt Boatman said the demographic of people taking citizenship classes at the National City Library are mainly Hispanic and some Filipino, reflective of the National City community.

“There’s been a very  steady demand for citizenship, for people taking a step from being legal residents to getting full citizenship,” he said “So we’re doing our best to meet that demand.” READ MORE @

Monday, July 3, 2017

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Glendale Library :: Tutor Appreciation Day

Tutor Appreciation Day at Downtown Central Library

It's that time of year again to thank our amazing volunteers for their hard-work and dedication.

Join us in thanking the countless volunteers in the Adult Literacy Program and while attending the event take the time to sign up for our upcoming volunteer wokshops.
No prior teaching experience is needed.

For more information contact J. Guillermo Garcia at 818-548-6450