Library Launches Adult Literacy Program with Library Foundation Support
In Los Angeles County, approximately 1 in 3 adults struggles with basic literacy skills according to the National Center for Education Statistics. This means that they may not be able to read news articles, job applications, medical prescriptions, voting forms, and many other sources of important information. Adults who struggle with reading may have been denied jobs and might not be able to read to their own children or help them with their homework which can create a cycle of illiteracy.
LB Reads is the new Long Beach Public Library Foundation supported tutoring program at the Library that provides one-on-one tutoring for English-speaking adults as they become proficient readers. This program can help participants improve their career prospects and enable them to guide their own children in learning to read.
The Library is currently seeking volunteers for this program. CLICK HERE to learn more about the program and how to become a tutor.
You can also support much-needed educational opportunities like this program with a donation to Library Foundation funded programs. CLICK HERE to support.