Literacy Program

What does the adult literacy program do?

For Tutors

We train volunteer tutors in methods of reading instruction to assist their students. Literacy Program staff match tutors and students. No teaching experience is necessary. Training, ongoing support, and materials provided. Flexible volunteering opportunities.

For Literacy Students

We provide free, basic literacy instruction to adult learners through confidential one-to-one study sessions that are geared to what the student wants to learn.

How do you become eligible for services?

Literacy Student

All you need is to have a desire to improve your reading and/or writing skills. Learners must be at least 16 years old and out of the traditional high school environment. 

Volunteer Tutor

You must have a good command of written English and a willingness to help others improve their skills.


A wide variety of materials including books, videos, and pamphlets on subjects appropriate to adult learners and to students of English as a second language are available for checkout at your local branch. View these materials online in the library catalog.

Tutors can access forms for monthly reports on the For Tutors page.

Other Online Resources

Family Literacy

Also available to families of adult learners is the Family Literacy Program. This is a family training program to help adult learners encourage their young children to become readers through one-to-one sessions, family events, and book giveaways. 

Family Literacy also creates a monthly newsletter to help adult learners assist their children with literacy activities. View the Family Literacy Newsletter

Recommended Links for Children

Recommended Links for Adults

The Lake County Literacy Coalition supports and promotes the adult literacy program.