Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Huntington Beach Library :: City of Huntington Beach's First Graduation Ceremony & Celebration!

City of Huntington Beach's First Graduation Ceremony & Celebration!



On Friday, June 1, we honored 4 of our graduates for completing the Career Online High School program. Each graduate has a high school diploma and a career certification in their chosen field. These 4 women should be very proud of their accomplishments! I know we are!

The Huntington Beach Public Library's Career Online High School (COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online.

The library's pilot program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education.

For other SCLLN libraries offering the Career Online HS program,
check the member list on the SCLLN Blog



Friday, June 15, 2018

San Diego Public Library :: Congratulations to the 2018 Career Online High School Graduates!


Congratulations to the 2018 Career Online High School graduates!

The San Diego Public Library's Career Online High School (COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online.

The library's program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education.

To be considered for the program, applicants will successfully complete an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview.

Once enrolled in the program, COHS pairs each student with an online academic coach, who provides the student with an individual career path, offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance and connects the student with the resources needed to master the courses. Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program.

For other SCLLN libraries offering the Career Online HS program,
check the member list on the SCLLN Blog




Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Redlands Library :: “Year of the Writer” Launched with Edison International Grant


“Year of the Writer” Launched with Edison International Grant
Redlands Reads: May 2018

Everyone has a story to share, but for many, writing is a challenge. To help adult learners reach their literacy goals, the Friends of the A K Smiley Public Library applied for and received a $5,000 grant from Edison International. The grant is funding two writing workshops to help adult learners and their tutors in new writing strategies, and updates to the computer class curriculum to include a new writing module.

Using their new writing skills, learners are encouraged to write their personal stories. The Redlands Adult Literacy Program will publish an anthology of the learners' works and share these works with the community. Writing is key to communicating with employers, teachers and family members, and can be a lasting legacy. Many thanks to Edison International for their continuing support!  READ MORE >>

Tutor Orientation :: September 11 :: 6:00 pm
Please call the Redlands Adult Literacy Program office
at 909.798.7565, ext. 4138

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Newport Beach Library :: Learner’s Corner: Irvine Museum Highlights


Learner’s Corner: Irvine Museum Highlights
Literally Speaking: May/June 2018

Thank you so much for providing us all amazing events and programs such as the Irvine museum field trip. Carolyn, our tour guide, gave us a great tour and tried to simplify general information about different art eras and addressed their distinctive characteristics of each style in the exhibition’s paintings.

It’s always hard to pick one out of several interesting ones. The first painting that caught my eyes turned out to be my favorite. Although it wasn’t a big frame, the interesting oil on canvas painting by William Clapp called Country Road made me frozen for a moment.

It was like watching a garden in spring full of blossom through a rainy window glass. I saw myself sitting in a warm chair and the spring rain had made the scene blurry. The blended colors of the garden’s creatures by using the pointillism technique was so powerful that I could even hear the rain pitter-pattered on the window glass.

I found the museum’s flyers and postcards with the same artwork as a representative of this collection by the entrance door when we were leaving the museum, as if the postcard designers heard the rain melody the way I did and that’s why they chose it too.  READ MORE >>

June 27 Adult Learner Orientation 6 pm
July 18 & 25 Adult Literacy Tutor Training 5:30 pm

Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy is a program of the Newport Beach Public Library which provides free literacy instruction to adults who live or work in the Newport Beach area. Our dedicated volunteers have helped hundreds of people improve their English skills. In doing so, these volunteers have helped change lives. Literacy is a concern for everyone in our community as it affects not only the learner, but employers, healthcare providers, schools and more.