Friday, May 7, 2021

Redlands Library ▬ Redlands Caught Up In ‘Charlotte’s Web’ For 2021 Community Read

Redlands Caught Up In ‘Charlotte’s Web’ For 2021 Community Read

Redlands Adult Literacy
Redlands Daily Facts: 4.16.2021 by Diane Shimota, Adult Literacy Coor-A.K. Smiley Library

The Redlands Adult Literacy Program has named the classic story “Charlotte’s Web,” written by E. B. White, as its 2021 Community Read.

Charlotte’s Web

“Charlotte’s Web” is a story that speaks to all generations with its themes of friendship, life, death and the power of words. The Community Read offers the opportunity for parents and children, readers who have read “Charlotte’s Web” or are new to the story, book club members and others, to experience the book’s message in a new way, particularly as we reflect on all that has occurred in the last year.

Guillermina Rangel, an adult learner enrolled in the Redlands Adult Literacy Program, is reading “Charlotte’s Web” for the first time. She observed, “I just love Wilbur, how innocent he is and his determination to learn. I also like Charlotte, who is very well educated, patient and compassionate towards Wilbur. To me, she is like a very dedicated teacher.”

To enhance the reading experience, a Charlotte’s Web activity guide has been posted on the Adult Literacy website. The guide includes a history of the author and the book’s illustrator, Garth Williams, as well as vocabulary, discussion topics, and activities for people of all ages.  READ MORE ➤➤

Based on 7 readability formulas:
Grade Level: 10
Reading Level: fairly difficult to read.
Reader's Age: 14-15 yrs. old (Ninth to Tenth graders)

To learn more, join us at a Zoom Tutor Orientation.

Please call the Redlands Adult Literacy Program office at 909.798.7565 to sign up for the Orientation or if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events ▬ May 2021

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events
May 2021
Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
- Local, California and National –
Visit the
Southern California Library Literacy Calendar

May 01      Choose Privacy Week
May 01-9   Bay Area Book Festival VIRTUAL
May 03      Children's Book Week
May 03      Teacher Appreciation Week
May 04      Teacher Appreciation Day
May 07      CATESOL Spring Conference VIRTUAL
May 11      California Library Association Conference VIRTUAL
May 11      Deep Dive CLLS Values & Essentials Part 1 VIRTUAL 9:30a
May 11      Deep Dive CLLS Values & Essentials Part 2 VIRTUAL 1p
May 13      Free Online ESL Classes - USA Learns VIRTUAL 11a
May 13      Renewing Library Volunteerism . . . VIRTUAL 1p
May 13      Tutor Ready Writing Videos . . . VIRTUAL 1p
May 13      . . . Return of Traveling Library: A Popup Literacy VIRTUAL 2p
May14       Tutor Ready Writing Videos . . . VIRTUAL 11a
May 14      . . . Learner Leadership Peer-to-Peer Mentoring VIRTUAL 11a
May 14      Free Online ESL Classes - USA Learns VIRTUAL 12N
May 14      The Value of Literacy Services in Your Library VIRTUAL 1p
May 14      Wee Connect:  Family, Friends & Neighbors VIRTUAL 1p
May 25      Health Literacy Conference IHA VIRTUAL

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar ▬ May 2021

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar May 2021

For Local, California and National
Literacy or Library Conferences and Events
Visit the


May 01      Arts & Literacy Festival Santa Monica Library VIRTUAL

May 01      Arts & Literacy Festival Santa Monica Library VIRTUAL 10a
May 17      Adult Literacy Orientation Corona Library VIRTUAL 7p
May 19      Adult Literacy Orientation Burbank Library VIRTUAL 5:30p
May 20      Literacy Recognition Celebration Placentia Library VIRTUAL 6p

Altadena Library Complete a self-paced, online training module
Chula Vista Library Mondays @ 6p Wednesdays @10a
LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online Instruction
Placentia Library online orientations
Santa Fe Springs City Library Complete an online training course

Local Tutor Workshops Always Scrolling in the Right Frame

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Literacy Library Jobs ▬ California :: Carlsbad :: S San Francisco :: Colusa Co :: Huntington Beach

Literacy Library Jobs California

Literacy Library Jobs
Carlsbad Library
performs learner assessments, tutor training and reporting for the adult and teen literacy program in addition to providing traditional library services.

Literacy Services Coordinator - FT
South San Francisco Library
knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of adult learning and literacy issues; teaching methods, techniques, and instructional materials; motivational factors and issues faced by learners
Literacy Program Coordinator - FT
Colusa County Library
plan organize and coordinate the Literacy Programs of the County Library and to work with the Literacy Council for fundraising and establishing goals for the Literacy Program
Literacy Library Services Aide II – PT
Huntington Beach Central Library
staffing office; Answering phones; Assisting volunteers and adult literacy students DEADLINE: OPEN

Monday, April 26, 2021

National City Library ▬ Our Tutor Of The Year, Cris Mendez !

Our Tutor Of The Year, Cris Mendez !

National City Library
Literacy Services

National City Library Literacy Services Newsletter: April 2021

In 1978, I worked at the International Center for Language Studies in Bogota, as an ESL instructor during an extended stay in Colombia. I found the experience rewarding and the eagerness learners displayed inspiring. On my return to the U.S., I enrolled in college, met my future husband, and life continued. Nonetheless, I remembered with fondness my experience teaching ESL to learners, ranging in age 18 to 60, who were seeking employment as flight attendants, in the field of hospitality and tourism to established corporate executives to retirees, stay-at-home mothers, and other delightful individuals.

An ESL Opening and Literacy Services:

Fast-forward to January 2018. An email I received from the literacy services at the National City Public Library highlighted an opening for a volunteer ESL tutor. On the spot, I applied. After orientation, I was asked to lead a class. I entered the classroom with a flutter of butterflies in my stomach, but instantly, I felt at ease. Soon after, I was assigned to tutor a learner preparing for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam. Within a few months, a learner skilled with computers joined, then the third learner, and a wonderful ESL trio was formed. Shortly thereafter, I was offered a group of learners for an evening class followed by another group for a morning class, and the fun amplified.


Why I Recommend Tutoring:

Whether an individual is a tutor or a learner, everyone has something to contribute. Seek tutoring in math, ESL, computer readiness, writing classes, as well as unconventional classes, such as driver’s license and citizenship test preparation—knowledge is key. I often share with learners: as I am getting older, the more I realize there is still a great deal for me to learn.

Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.
Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.
 William Arthur Ward


Based on 7 readability formulas:
Grade Level: 10
Reading Level: fairly difficult to read.
Reader's Age: 14-15 yrs. old
(Ninth to Tenth graders)


Adult Literacy Services

Helps adults improve their basic reading, spelling, and math skills empowering them to reach their full potential in life.

Are you an adult who needs help with basic reading, math, or computer skills?

Do you need help studying for the GED or citizenship test?

Call to find out if the Library Adult Literacy Program is right for you! 619-470-5860

Friday, April 23, 2021

Altadena Library ▬ Adult Literacy Program at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center

Adult Literacy Program at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center

Let’s Read Altadena

Altadena Library: 4.22.2021

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 a self-paced, online tutor training course.

Learn about classes and services are offered or sign up to become an adult learner or a tutor: 626 . 798 . 8338  WATCH  02:04

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Camarena Library ▬ Adult Literacy Services at the Library

CAMARENA CORNER: Adult Literacy Services at the Library

Adult Literacy Services
Calexico Chronicle: 4.14.2021 by Lizeth Legaspion

Camarena Memorial Library has been offering various literacy services to help Calexico residents improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills in a virtual environment since the pandemic started.

English as a second language (ESL) classes are offered three times per week via Zoom. In order to be part of this class, an intake interview is performed, and if the person qualifies, the person gets added to a waiting list. The current participants are taking the Level 2 class. Each level is completed in about four months. Once a participant has completed the two levels, it is very likely that they qualify for adult tutoring services.

Adult tutoring services are also offered virtually. A library volunteer tutor helps another adult improve their reading and writing skills in one-on-one sessions. The learner’s learning goals are what drives the curriculum the tutor puts together. Tutor and learner meet for at least two hours per week. The library provides all the materials the tutor and the learner need for their sessions. This program is possible thanks to the California Library Literacy Services Grant.

In addition to these services, the library also offers a weekly conversation session where participants can practice their English-speaking skills. The “Let’s Talk” conversation group meets via zoom on Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Since February, the library started a new book club named “Library Learners” especially designed for those that are working on improving their English skills.  READ MORE ➤➤

Based on 7 readability formulas:
Grade Level: 9
Reading Level: fairly difficult to read.
Reader's Age: 13-15 yrs. old
(Eighth and Ninth graders)

Call the library at (760) 768-2170