The Judy B. McDonald Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of an Adult Literacy Program which will provide free tutoring to adults who want to improve their reading, writing, grammar and spelling skills. Learners will receive free materials and support from volunteer tutors. “We’re very excited to offer a new service to the community,” says Jenna Smith, literacy and volunteer coordinator.
Volunteers are currently being accepted and training will be provided. Volunteer tutors will be paired with a learner for one-on-one sessions, and the commitment will be once per week for a minimum of six months. “One role of the library should be to assist people with lifelong learning and job skills,” says Mercedes Franks, library director. “This is our way of reaching out to the community to make it better.” The program will begin on Tuesday, March 4th and will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 559-2970 for more information.