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Adult Literacy

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Help an adult learn to read better!

Did you know?

  • An estimated 230,000 adults in Sacramento County are in need of help to improve their reading and writing skills.
  • Of those adults who are unemployed, 75% have reading and writing difficulties.
  • According to the National Institute for Literacy, 20% of the adults in Sacramento County have difficulty with reading, writing, and computational skills necessary to function in everyday life.

What can you do?
Consider being a tutor if you are 18 or older, able to read, write, and speak English clearly; have basic computer skills; and are willing to do the following:

  • Tutor at least once a week for 1-2 hours each session;
  • Commit to a minimum of 6 months or longer;
  • Complete an 8-hour tutor training workshop for certification;
  • Participate in tutor in-service meetings throughout the year to reinforce your tutoring skills.

After completing training, tutors are matched with a learner based on preferred locations and day/time availability. Basic materials for tutor and learner are provided at no charge. Tutoring takes place at any of the 28 library branches, or at some other public location. Literacy staff provides assistance and support as learners progress through the program.

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All Sacramento Public libraries, service housed atCentral Library828 I StreetSacramento, CA 95814


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week, 1-2 hours each session
  • Have an email address and check it regularly

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