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Berkeley Reads Adult & Family Literacy Program / Berkeley Public Library

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Michael and Ken
Learner Michael and his tutor Ken

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services. All Libraries are closed.


Join our team as a volunteer adult literacy tutor! Volunteers are patient, flexible and want to make a difference in their community. Tutors work one-on-one with adult learners, improving basic reading and writing skills and supporting learners in achieving their learning goals.

Tutor Trainings are held quarterly.

Volunteer tutors must:
  • have a high school diploma or GED
  • complete our free tutor orientation and training
  • commit to at least six months of volunteering
  • be available to tutor twice a week for one or two hour sessions
  • stay connected with Berkeley READS by participating in phone calls and planning meetings

Please join us...

Tutor Orientation-

Thursday, January 30 6:45 - 8pm

See if Berkeley Reads is the "right fit" for you!

Tutor Training-

Pt. 1 - Saturday, February 1, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Getting ready and practical tips

Pt. 2 - Thursday, February 6, 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Presentations by tutors and learners

Tutor orientation and training will be in the

Berkeley READS office at the West Branch Library

(Please attend all training sessions)

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About Berkeley Reads Adult & Family Literacy Program / Berkeley Public Library


1125 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702, US

Mission Statement

Berkeley READS is our adult and family literacy program. We provide free literacy services for eligible adults over the age of 16.


One-On-One Tutoring: Learners are matched with tutors for weekly tutoring sessions.

Drop-in Sessions: Open sessions are available for learners on our wait list and for those who want extra assistance.

Computer Lab: Leaners access tools in our computer labs at the West and Central branches.

Small-Group Tutoring: Learners support each other on focused projects.

Family Literacy: Volunteers visit local organizations, providing story visits and free books to children.

Special Programs: Learners strengthen literacy skills by visiting museums, cooking, and learning about the environment.

Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Berkeley ReadsBerkeley Public Library ~ West Branch1125 University AvenueBerkeley, CA 94702



  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)




  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 month time commitment, 2 hours per week
  • Tutor Trainings are conducted in January, June, and September

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