Literacy Center

Read To Succeed

Literacy Service for adults and families.

 

Adult Literacy Services

One-on-one assistance for adults to help you:

  • Learn to read or improve your reading skills.

  • Pass the GED or other High School Equivalency Exam.

  • Get a Driver's License.

  • Study for and pass your Citizenship Test.

  • Improve your English reading and writing skills.

The Health and Human Services (HHSA) Partnership

One-on-one tutoring services for HHSA TulareWORKS participants.

Instruction focuses on basic functional skills needed to job readiness and social competency.

English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Conversation Circles

Practice conversational skills in a relaxed atmosphere with other English Language Learners. Sessions held weekly.

Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library 

This program focuses on five critical learning skills children need to learn to read and prepare for school. Free training is given to parents, caregivers and groups. Ask your child care provider to call to schedule a training. 

Early Learning for Families (ELF)

ELF is an exciting free book club for parents and children, ages 0-5. Held once a month at the Literacy Center on the first Friday of the school year months, September - May, the program focuses on demonstrating early literacy skills for parents to prepare their children for school and learning to read. ELF fills up quickly, so call to reserve your spot!

Motheread

Held quarterly on the second to the last Friday morning of the month, the program helps incarcerated parents in Tulare County Jails practice reading children's books. Read To Succeed staff and volunteers record the reading, which is saved and mailed  along with the corresponding book to the child.

Pixley Location

Now accepting applications for students and volunteer tutors!

Tuesday - Friday, 

927 South Center Street, #B

Pixley, CA 93256

Tel: (559) 757-1011

Visalia Location

The Literacy Center

Monday - Thursday,  7 am - 5 pm

Friday,  8 am - 12 pm

 

417 North Locust

Visalia, CA 93291

Tel: (559) 713 - 2745

Volunteer to be a Tutor

Over a third of Tulare County residents lack basic literacy skills. The Literacy Center works to reduce that number, but we need your help. Give someone else the benefit of your knowledge. Volunteer your time as a tutor.

The Literacy Center provides free training for new tutors.

Held regularly at the Literacy Center or the Branch Libraries. Call to sign up.

Our volunteers dedicate at least one hour each week to provide free one-on-one tutoring.

Volunteers can also help with these programs:

  • English Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) Conversation Circle

  • Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library

  • Early Learning for Families (ELF)

Career Online High School

The Tulare County Library Literacy Program is funded in part by a California State Library grant as part of the State Library's Special Services, California Library Literacy Services (CLLS).

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