Literacy Tutors Wanted

Help Adults Learn to Read Better

For some, reading not only comes easy but also is a pleasurable experience; for others, it requires mental exertion and can even be arduous and frustrating. In an effort to make reading a joy for all adults, the S.B. Public Library offers a one-on-one literacy program and is currently in need of tutors. Becoming a tutor requires taking a nine-hour, two-session course to learn techniques for helping folks improve not only their reading skills but also their spelling and writing abilities. To qualify as a mentor, you must be age 18 or over, read and speak English proficiently, complete the tutorial workshop, and be available two to four hours per week. Part one of the course takes place Saturday, January 11, and part two is Saturday, January 25, both 1-5:30 p.m. Meet in the Townley Room at the S.B. Central Library (40 E. Anapamu St.). For more information, contact Beverly Schwartzberg at (805) 564-5619 or visit

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