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January - March 2010     VOLUME 14 ISSUE 1
 
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New Year...New Opportunities

Adult Literacy Program
Erika L. Greene

As we enter a New Year many of us wonder what we can do differently in the coming 12 months that will improve our lives and the lives of others. The Lake County Library System Adult Literacy Program can offer you an amazing opportunity!

The Adult Literacy Program is designed to provide adults, who are interested in improving their English language skills, an opportunity to work with a volunteer tutor to achieve their literacy goals – specifically, improved conversation, reading, and writing skills. Most adult learners are interested in developing their English skills to maintain a current job or transition to a better job; improving their ability to communicate with medical professionals or their child’s school; or generally increasing their English skills and understanding of American culture and customs.

How is this achieved? Volunteer tutors are provided training, support, and resources to enable them to work with adult learners in one-to-one or small group meetings. They meet at their local Lake County library and have access to books, multi-media kits, cd-roms/dvds, games, computer-based tools, and other resources to help the learners achieve their goals.

What can you do?
Do something for yourself…
Consider joining the Adult Literacy Tutor Team! Do you have 2-4 hours per week and have you always thought it would be wonderful to help someone learn to read or be able to communicate better? With a little training and support you could become a part of this amazing program!

Consider enrolling in the Adult Literacy Program and begin working with a volunteer tutor on your English literacy goals. Go to your local library and find out how you can get started!

Para información adicional de ESoL comuníquese:
Si vive en la parte norte del Condado llame a Rosa al (352) 742-6204
Si vive en la parte sur del Condado llame a Maria al (352) 429-5840

Do something for someone else…
Maybe tutoring is not for you but an important part of the success of the literacy program is reaching out to potential adult learners. Think about it…if you struggle with reading or English is not your first language, how can you read about the program? How do you know where to go for help? You can change someone’s life by telling them about this FREE program. Tell one, tell many. Do you belong to a group, organization, or church – can you post a flyer, tell key people, ….? The possibilities are endless!

To learn more please contact Erika L. Greene, Literacy Coordinator, at 352-253-6183 or visit mylakelibrary.org and follow the links to the Adult Literacy Program.

Help us make 2010 a winning year!