Monday, September 17, 2018

Carlsbad Library :: Career Online High School Scholarships Are Available!


Career Online High School Scholarships Are Available!
Learning Connection: Sep/Oct 2018

Carlsbad City Library is excited to offer the Career Online High School (COHS) program from Gale Cengage! It is a fully accredited program that allows adults to complete their high school diploma, while also developing career skills in a field of their choice. It’s flexible and convenient, because students can work at their own pace and around their individual schedules.

How do I qualify?
You must be at least 19 years of age or older and have not completed high school.

Is there any cost? How can I get a scholarship?
We award tuition scholarships to applicants on a limited basis. You must first complete a self assessment and a prerequisite course online, then attend an in-person interview at the Library Learning Center to make sure you are a good fit for the program.

What happens after the interview?
Once you have been awarded a scholarship, you will enroll in the high school diploma and career certificate program. Upon completion, you will be invited to participate in the COHS graduation ceremony!

What are the subjects?
English, Mathematics, Social
Studies and Science. Career certificates can be earned in one of ten fields.

How long does it take?
The time limit to complete COHS is 18 months, but you may be able to complete the program in less time, if you transfer credits from existing high school transcripts.

Do I get a high school diploma?
Do I get a career certificate?
Yes! Upon completion of COHS, you will be awarded an accredited high school diploma AND a career certificate.

What if I don’t have a computer?
Carlsbad Library offers free computer use at all three sites with your Carlsbad City Library card.

COHS is not limited to learners in our literacy program, so if you know anyone in the community who would like to earn their diploma, please send them our way!

Get started by completing a brief online self-assessment at gale.com/cadiploma.
If you’d like more information, please ask a Literacy staff member.  READ MORE >>

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Redlands Library :: Adult Literacy Day in the City of Redlands


Adult Literacy Day in the City of Redlands

Tutor Orientation :: September 11 :: 6:00 pm

By order of the City Council, September 8, 2018, has been declared Adult Literacy Day in the City of Redlands.

Accepting the proclamation at the September 4, 2018, City Council Meeting from Mayor Paul Foster are Diane Shimota, Adult Literacy Coordinator, and Don McCue, Director, A.K. Smiley Public Library with learner Crystal Moreno and her father, Sergio Moreno. Crystal is a learner who graduated from San Bernardino Valley College this past spring. She is attending Cal State San Bernardino (CSUSB) and plans to become a math teacher for special needs children.  WATCH

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: Nevada Co :: Monterey Park :: Camarillo




planning and presenting volunteer training workshops and programs; matching volunteers to appropriate literacy activities and matching students with volunteer tutors

plan, organize, administer and assist in developing a large, comprehensive Literacy Program

Provides customer service by welcoming and registering tutors and learners in the literacy center

support and assist our Literacy Student Tutor Coordinators and Literacy Staff
offering educational activities, tutoring and performing clerical tasks

improve students' literacy skills to help them become part of a literate, confident, and creative community of life-long learners. We offer literacy enrichment, homework help, and mentoring in a safe after school environment


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Huntington Beach Library :: 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Event


2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Event


Literacy Volunteers-HBPL's 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Event was a wonderful time with 2017-2018 President Susie Hodge, Central's Program Director Diane Moseley, and Stephanie Beverage, Library Director for Huntington Beach Public Library at the helm.

Our wonderful learners were recognized for being "Writer to Writer" challenge entrants, for earning their U.S. citizenship, for becoming graduates of the COHS (Career Online High School) and achieving outstanding learner recognition!

5-10-15 year service pins were awarded to program volunteers; thank you to all volunteers! New board members were elected, and outgoing members were recognized for their service on the board.

Warmest thanks to all who participated

July 2018
Literacy Volunteers' Authors Panel On July 12, 2018, six local authors who sometimes call themselves "The Long Beach Fiction Writers," converged at the Huntington Beach Central Library to give live readings from their books. The Literacy-sponsored event was organized by board member, activities chairperson, local author and member of the group, Barbara K. Robinson. Nancy Mary, Barbara Eknoian, Mushroom Montoya, Carol Anne Perini, and John Stacey rounded out the sextet.

The purpose of the event was to encourage would-be writers to look the fear of writing straight in the eye and WRITE! The panelists agreed that the blank page is a scary thing, but we all have a story waiting to be told. Each brought some of their books to sell, donating 30% of the day's proceeds to Literacy Volunteers.  READ MORE >>

Sunday, September 2, 2018

California Book Festivals & Events :: September 2018


California Book Festivals & Events :: September 2018
Books, Comics, Poetry, Storytelling, Writing and More !


Sep 15 Long Beach Zine Fest, Expo Art Center
Sep 15 Teen Book Festival, Pasadena Library 12N
Sep 15 Latino Book & Family Festival, Mira Costa College Oceansid
Sep 15 Family Day at the Park, Stockton
Sep 21-22 Fall into Fiction UCAAB, Long Beach
Sep 30 Orange County Children's Book Festival, Orange Coast College


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events :: September 2018


Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
September 2018

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



Sep. 06      #ReadABookDay
Sep. 08      Comic Con Long Beach
Sep. 08      International Literacy Day
Sep. 10      Reading Comprehension Strategies Cyberspace
Sep. 13      Roald Dahl Day
Sep. 15      International Dot Day
Sep. 15      Latino Book and Family Festival North San Diego Mira Costa College11a
Sep. 15      Long Beach Zine Fest Expo Art Center 11a
Sep. 15      Sacramento Play Summit Tsakopoulos Library Galleria 9a
Sep. 15      International Dot Day
Sep. 18      Read an eBook Day
Sep. 21      Fall into Fiction UCAAB  Long Beach
Sep. 22      Hobbit Day
Sep. 23      Banned Book Week
Sep. 24      National Punctuation Day
Sep. 24      Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training San Francisco
Sep. 24      National Punctuation Day
Sep. 29      ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival Fairytale Town Sacramento
Sep. 30      Orange County Children's Book Festival Orange Coast College


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Literacy Library Jobs – California :: Monterey Park :: Camarillo :: Redwood City :: San Mateo Co


Literacy Library Jobs – California

plan, organize, administer and assist in developing a large, comprehensive Literacy Program

provides customer service by welcoming and registering tutors and learners in the literacy center

support and assist our Literacy Student Tutor Coordinators and Literacy Staff
offering educational activities, tutoring and performing clerical tasks

improve students' literacy skills to help them become part of a literate, confident, and creative community of life-long learners. We offer literacy enrichment, homework help, and mentoring in a safe after school environment


Monday, August 27, 2018

Carlsbad Library :: Library Learning Center 10-Year Anniversary


Library Learning Center 10-Year Anniversary

The City of Carlsbad is proud to announce the 10-year anniversary of its Library Learning Center on Aug. 23, 2018. The Library Learning Center is located at 3368 Eureka Place. Services and programs are free.


The Library Learning Center was the third library to open its doors in Carlsbad and serves nearly 5,000 children, teens and adults each month.
The Library Learning Center features a Spanish, English and bilingual library collection for all ages.

The Library Learning Center offers an average of nearly 30 free programs in both English and Spanish each month, including story times, homework help, concerts and a Spanish-language book club.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Library Learning Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

“The Library Learning Center is integral to the city’s mission to provide community members of all ages with convenient access to high quality resources and services to enrich their lives,” said Heather Pizzuto, Library & Cultural Arts Director. “Over the past 10 years, we’ve heard countless success stories of how the Learning Center’s programs are making a difference for Carlsbad residents.”

The Library Learning Center offers specialized education programs, such as the Early Literacy Program, where school-age children meet with their parent or caregiver and a volunteer tutor to strengthen reading skills. Currently 10 student-parent teams are working with volunteer tutors.

“One of our young students who participated in the Early Literacy Program improved his reading assessment scores by 60 percent,” said Pizzuto. “In addition to his scholastic improvement, his parents shared that the program helped him gain confidence and make new friends at school.”

Adult programs are also available. Each year in Literacy Services, approximately 100 adults meet one-to-one with a volunteer tutor to improve their reading and writing skills. Past participants have used the program to help them read to their children, read medicine labels and apply for college or new job. All program participants report they have met at least one of their reading or writing goals after working with a volunteer tutor.  READ MORE >>

Friday, August 24, 2018

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: September 2018


SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: September 2018

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


Sep. 01      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Chino ALL DAY
Sep. 04      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 12N
Sep. 04      Adult Literacy Tutor Workshop Santa Fe Springs Library 6p
Sep. 05      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Fontana 5p
Sep. 06      Youth Literacy Training Santa Fe Springs Library 6p
Sep. 06      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy Torrance Library 7p
Sep. 08      ESL Tutor Training San Gabriel VLC Pasadena 9a
Sep. 08      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Chino Hills 9:30a
Sep. 08      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Adelanto 12N
Sep. 08      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Yucca Valley 1p
Sep. 09      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Loma Linda 4p
Sep. 10      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Ventura Library 5p
Sep. 10      Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ San Diego Mission Valley Library 6p
Sep. 11      Adult Literacy Tutor Training Santa Monica Library 5:30p
Sep. 11      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Redlands Library 6p
Sep. 12      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Highland 5p
Sep. 13      Annual Celebration of Literacy Newport Beach Library 10a
Sep. 13      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 6p
Sep. 15      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Whittier Area Literacy Council 9a
Sep. 15      Adult Literacy Tutor Workshop READ OC Irvine Heritage Park 9:30a
Sep. 15      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Grand Terrace 10:30a
Sep. 15      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Apple Valley 11a
Sep. 15      Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Bernardino Co Library Barstow 3:30p
Sep. 17      Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Corona Library 7p
Sep. 18      Adult Literacy Tutor Training S Bernardino Co Library  Big Bear 4p
Sep. 21      Adult Literacy Tutor Training S Bernardino Co Library  Hesperia 4p
Sep. 22      Adult Literacy Tutor Training S Bernardino Co Library  Rialto 10a
Sep. 22      Adult Literacy Tutor Training S Bernardino Co Library  29 Palms 9a
Sep. 23      Adult Literacy Tutor Training S Bernardino Co Library  Loma Linda 4p
Sep. 26      Adult Literacy Tutor Training Orange Public Library 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

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Los Angeles Public Library :: The New Americans Initiative Provides Free Citizenship Help


The New Americans Initiative Provides Free Citizenship Help
HS Insider LA Times: 7.25.2018 by Madina Safdari


Nestled in the heart of downtown Los Angeles sits Central Library, competing with the grandeur of banks and skyscrapers. Well established in comparison to other Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) branches, Central library serves as the hub for all services and resources imaginable.

“A lot of us, we go to the library to search for information, so I think it’s nice to know that the library provides additional services” Rita Orantes of the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) said.

Since its inception in 1872, LAPL has grown to offer more than just book borrowing and a quiet place to study. Their free and extensive programs target community needs such as tutoring, financial guidance, veterans support, and recently an immigration and citizenship service.

Librarian Madeline Peña used the resources at the LAPL to pave her own path to citizenship. With the help of the library’s citizenship materials that preceded the new expanded program, she became naturalized in 2009.

“I checked out study materials, I studied all my civics questions. We all drive here in Los Angeles, so I used to put my CD in and listen to all the questions in both English and Spanish. Having those free resources really made things easy for me,” Peña said.

Peña said the LAPL has always aimed to serve their diverse communities.

With the launch of the New Americans Initiative (NAI) in January, the LAPL sought to support L.A.’s immigrant population with six New Americans Centers and welcome stations at all 73 branches. Their resources include, but are not limited to, second language resources, family services, “know your rights” cards, financial coaching, job opportunities and citizenship classes.  READ MORE >>

Friday, August 3, 2018

Redlands Library :: Read Adult Learners’ Stories In Upcoming Redlands Adult Literacy Program Anthology


Tutor Orientation
September 11
6:00 pm
Read Adult Learners’ Stories In Upcoming Redlands Adult Literacy Program Anthology
Redlands Daily Facts: 7.28.2018 by Diane Shimota, Adult Literacy Coor-A.K. Smiley Library

Adult learners seek help in their writing in order to fill out job applications, communicate with family members, help their children with homework or advance their own education. Because of the importance of writing, the Redlands Adult Literacy Program identified 2018 as the Year of the Writer.

At a recent writing workshop, adult learners in the Adult Literacy Program wrote letters of appreciation to the Redlands City Council and A.K. Smiley Public Library trustees about the impact of adult literacy in their lives. Following is an excerpt from one of the many letters.

Sonia Gutierrez wrote, “I originally came to the program to learn how to write better. The Adult Literacy Program is very important to me because it helps me learn English, improves my writing, and speech. I’ve learned a lot of new words. It also helps me with my job and I’ve been helping my family with their doctor’s appointments.”

Learner Mina Ryan finds herself texting with family members rather than calling them on the phone. She said, “Everybody communicates by writing now, so I need to be able to write better. It is never too late to learn, and now I feel more confident when I read or write. Thank you so much for this program.”

As part of the Year of the Writer initiative, tutors have learned strategies to ease writing anxieties, such as the use of dialogue journals in which tutors and learners write short messages to one another. They practiced steps in the writing process, from brainstorming ideas to editing final drafts, and they gained tips for helping learners generate topic ideas through picture books and story starters.  READ MORE >>

Tutor Orientation :: September 11 :: 6:00 pm