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Mission Statement

The main goal of Literacy Plus is to provide for our learners’ emerging literacy needs through goal-directed, learner-centered tutoring. In addition, we support family learning through our Families for Literacy programs, support the learning efforts of all participants by providing the best possible training for volunteer tutors, and help empower learners so they may accomplish their goals and realize their dreams. Literacy Plus' philosophy is to help break the cycle of intergenerational illiteracy in the Hayward community for adults and children. ‚Äč


Literacy Plus, a free service of the Hayward Public Library, provides literacy services to English-speaking adults and their families in the Hayward area. We are committed to providing the highest quality volunteer-based literacy services, and have been a part of the Hayward Public Library since 1985. The early program focused on adults with low literacy skills, but other services for children and families of adult learners have been added, as tutors and staff became available and as other literacy needs have been assessed. We currently operate several different programs, including one-on-one adult tutoring, English Conversation Circles, Families for Literacy, and various children's story times out in the community.

Our next free Tutor Orientation for volunteer tutors in the adult program will be held in early 2019, once our new Public Library opens. Registration is required. For information and an application, please call us at (510) 881-7912 or email us at literacyplus@hayward-ca.gov.


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