The San Bernardino County Library offers an Adult Literacy Program which helps adults learn to read or improve their reading skill through one on one tutoring. Adult Volunteer tutors are trained through our program and paired with an adult learner to begin the program.
You can positively impact the life of a struggling adult learner by volunteering as a reading coach. Being a reading coach is a big responsibility but is also very rewarding. Prospective reading coaches in the Read to Learn Adult Literacy Program must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Speak English well and possess good reading skills
- Have a High School diploma or GED
- Be willing to commit to meeting with an adult learner in the library for 2 hours a week, for a minimum of 6 months
- Participate in the tutor training and attend an orientation
- Sign and agree to comply with the San Bernardino County Library’s volunteer expectations and requirements
- Have an interest and willingness to teach basic literacy skills to an adult learner
- Have patience
For Volunteer requirements and to fill out an application, click here.
If you would like to learn to read, or know someone who would, this is a great program for you. This FREE program offers one on one, confidential tutoring to help you set and achieve literacy based goals, improve your reading skills and leave you more confident to succeed. Adults who are interested in this program should:
- Be at least 17 years of age and not enrolled in school
- Speak basic English
- Read or write below a 7th grade level
- Be willing to meet at the library for tutoring 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months
For more information, please contact one of our literacy sites listed below.
- Literacy Link – Combining video, the Internet, and print materials, LiteracyLink programs are relevant to the needs of the individual learner, adult instructional programs, and the workforce. Log on to take a GED practice test, use interactive exercises designed to help you with GED skills and explore other Internet activities that support GED preparation.
- Literacy Program Near You – Find a literacy program in your area.
- Literacy.org is a site dedicated to electronic resources and tools for the youth and adult literacy communities.
- LINCS Literacy Information and Communication System is a national dissemination and professional development system, providing information on literacy research, practice, and resources.
- SCLLN – The Southern California Library Literacy Network was formalized in 1985 and has continued to meet, providing a forum to share ideas and address literacy issues among literacy programs throughout Southern California.