Adult Literacy

Do you or someone you know struggle with reading or writing? You're not alone - one in five US adults struggle to meet their goals because reading, writing, or basic math is a challenge. We can help! Whether it is help in reading, writing, math, or even getting a GED, you can get one-on-one tutoring by library trained volunteer tutors. This individualization means you learn what you need or want to learn, at your own pace. Best of all, tutoring is free and only takes 1.5 hours of your time each week.

Perfect for:

  • Adults over 18, or teens over 16 who are not enrolled in high school
  • Adults with introductory English skills. Not sure if you qualify? Reach out to us. If not, we can connect you to English Language Learning resources
  • Adults who can commit 1-2 hours per week to the program
  • Adults with goals related to reading, writing, or math

Contact us about Adult Literacy

Volunteering with Adult Literacy

Want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer as an Adult Literacy Tutor and help someone reach their literacy goals.

  • No experience, diploma, or degree necessary. We provide all the training and resources you need.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English at an eleventh-grade level – if you can read a standard newspaper or magazine, you have the language skills you need.
  • Time commitment is 1-2 hours per week, for at least a six-month period.
  • We'll match you with a learner whose learning style and personality complement yours.
  • Must be 18 years or older

Learn more about volunteering

Family Literacy

Are you a parent, grandparent, or caregiver who needs help with reading and writing? Family Literacy can help you support the children in your life, breaking the cycle of low literacy. Participants also receive age-appropriate books for their home libraries.

Perfect for:

  • Adults who are in Adult Literacy, or who qualify for Adult Literacy
  • Adults who are parents, grandparents, or other kinds of caregivers to children of any age
  • Adults who want to help the children in their lives learn to read and succeed in school

Contact us about Family Literacy

English Language Learning

We do not currently offer a formal English Language Learning (ELL) or English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

English language learners with introductory English skills are eligible for our Adult Literacy program. Not sure if you qualify? Reach out to our Literacy coordinator. 

We also offer a Conversation Club for English Language Learners. Join us and practice your speaking skills in a relaxed, supportive environment.