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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 online.

Mondays - 4:00pm

Tuesdays - 10:00am

Thursdays - 10:00am

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 to 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!

Visalia Location

Monday - Friday,  8:30 am - 5 pm



Online sessions available anytime

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 an online tutor.

The Literacy Center provides free training for new tutors.

We now offer online training for new tutors. 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 —

Earn your High School Diploma from Home


Tulare County Library is now offering full-ride scholarships for Career Online High School; a completely online, fully accredited high school for adults who were not able to finish or start traditional high school before the age of 18.


Scholarships also include technology assistance, tutoring, study spaces, and more. Take the next step into a better future, and apply today.

How to get Started?

Email and our enrollment team will contact you.

Visit the Career Online High School website for more information or read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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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