Adult & Family Literacy


The Lincoln Public Library is now offering an Adult & Family Literacy program through the California Library Literacy services. This is an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of adults with limited literacy.

If you or someone you know would benefit from this, or if you might be interested in volunteering as a tutor in this program, please come into the library and ask for the Literacy Coordinator. For more information, please, or call the library directly: 916-434-2410.


 Volunteer Tutors Must:

  • Be able to read, write, and speak English proficiently and clearly
  • Possess patience, flexibility, and excellent oral communication
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Clear a Live Scan (fingerprinting/background check).
  • Be reliable and punctual in order to fulfill the volunteer commitment.

No previous tutoring or teaching experience is required

  • Tutor Responsibilities:

    • Tutor a learner 1 to 2 times each week for 1.5-hour sessions at the Twelve Bridges Library.
    •  Submit monthly time logs.
    • Coordinate with literacy staff about your learner, schedule, and progress. 
    • Tutor commitment: At least 6 months.

Training and Support:

The library staff takes great pride in offering this program and supports the Tutor Volunteers in their efforts. Each Tutor volunteer will attend a 3-hour tutor training before they are assigned to a Learner. The training covers library protocol, literacy tips, program components, and other tools for success. All materials provided free of charge as well as Individual assistance from literacy staff is available. We are dedicated to the success of the program knowing that it provides an important service to the community.



Students must:

  • Be able to speak English at an introductory or intermediate level
  • Be 16 years or older and not concurrently enrolled in high school
  • Need help with reading, writing, or math skills
  • Have a clear goal of what they want to learn in this program.

We set Roles and Goals for students to complete like:

  • Study for the GED test
  • Study for a high school diploma or military test
  • Learn basic reading, writing, and math skills for community college 

 This program is a part of the  California Library Literacy Services