L O C A L E V E N T
Adult Literacy Program Training
Monday June 23, 2014
Source: City of Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Public Library System's Adult Literacy program is offering
free training this month for new volunteer tutors. Volunteer tutors make a
difference in our community by using their reading, writing, or math skills to
help another adult. After completing a nine-hour training course, each tutor is
matched with an adult learner and serves once or twice a week at a local
The next training for volunteers will be held Monday, June 23, from 5:30-8:00
p.m., and continue on Tuesday, June 24, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June
28, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. All three sessions are required to complete the
training course. Class will meet in the Townley Room of the Santa Barbara
Central Library, located at 40 E. Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara.
Free tutoring helps adult learners reach their goals, including improving job
skills, studying for the GED test, and learning how to help their own children
do homework. For more than a quarter of a century, the Library's literacy
program has offered no-cost, one-to-one, flexibly scheduled tutoring at all
library branches, and has helped thousands of local adults improve their life
New tutors are asked to make a six-month commitment to tutoring, and can sign up
for the training course by calling 805-564-5619 or emailing
Literacy@SBPLibrary.org. Local residents can turn their passion for learning
into a positive step--and help someone who wants to learn something new.
All Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information about
Santa Barbara Public Library System programs and services, hours and locations,
please visit online at SBPLibrary.org.
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