Friday, August 4, 2017

Altadena Library :: New Staff at the Bob Lucas Memorial Branch Library and Literacy Center

New Staff at the Bob Lucas Memorial Branch Library and Literacy Center
Altadena Library: August 2017

Diana Wong is the new Branch Manager & Literacy Services Librarian. She has over 9 years of experience working in academic libraries and just recently completed her MLIS from San Jose State University. Her literacy experience stems from her two-year tour with the Peace Corps, where she spent time teaching English to high school kids in a rural village in Cambodia.

Funded in part by a grant from the California State Library, the Adult Literacy Services program, "Let's Read Altadena," of the Altadena Library District has been serving the residents of Altadena since 1988. Instruction is provided by volunteer tutors who have completed as self-paced, online tutor training course. Literacy is currently housed at the Bob Lucas Memorial Branch Library and Literacy Center

One-on-one tutoring: Learners are matched with a tutor for regularly scheduled study sessions.

Classes to improve English reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Classes are held Mondays thru Thursdays mornings at the Bob Lucas Branch.

There is no fee for tutoring or for ESL classes. Speakers of other languages may receive tutoring once they have mastered basic spoken English or may join our ESL class for beginners. To be eligible for tutoring, the participant must be able to complete the intake form by him or herself in English.

Tutors work in the Adult Literacy Program empowering adult learners by teaching basic reading, writing and functional literacy skills. After completing a self-paced, online training module and being matched with a learner, tutors and learners meet 1 to 2 hours per meeting at least once a week at the library or other location based on their own schedules. The Library requires a minimum commitment of six months. To learn more about this rewarding experience, please contact the Bob Lucas Branch Library.

If you are interested in receiving tutoring or becoming a tutor, please call the Bob Lucas Branch Library at (626) 798-8338 ext. 102 or send an e-mail.

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