ESL AND LITERACY TUTORING
PASS THE WORD – READ!
“Pass the Word – Read!” Literacy Program offers an opportunity for volunteer tutors to teach adults to read or to improve their reading skills.
Volunteer tutors meet individually with adult learners for one or two hours each week at the Library. The date and time of each session is arranged between the student and the tutor. Morning, afternoon, or evening sessions can be requested. The Literacy Program is confidential for the adult learner/student. There is no cost to participate.
Literacy tutors attend an all-day training workshop on the “Laubach Way to Reading,” a popular reading method used in adult literacy programs nationwide. Tutor training workshops are usually held twice a year. The tutor receives a certificate upon completion of the workshop and is then eligible to begin working with students.
An All-day tutor training workshop for new adult volunteers (and current tutors who would like to brush up on their teaching skills) are held periodically at the Library. Rick McIntosh of Project Learn of Summit County instructs adult volunteers how to help an adult student improve his/her reading and writing skills. After the workshop, trained volunteers are matched with an adult requesting help. This program is free and is confidential to the student. A training workshop is currently not scheduled, however, for information about upcoming workshops or the literacy program, call Sherry Hargrove at 419-625-3834.
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ESL CHAT! WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Each year during June, July, and August, the Library’s Summer Reading Program attracts up to 1,200 children and young adults. Planning for this program begins early in the year, and activities associated with it continue into through July. The Summer Reading Program encourages all ages to continue reading throughout the summer months. Special programs and events are held throughout the summer.
PAGES AND PUPS
Pages and Pups is held once a month in Children’s Services. Children can practice reading and choose books to take home. They can also read their favorite stories aloud to a Therapy Dog! (suggested for students in K-3rd grade). If you have a child who could benefit from this program or you would like to volunteer, call the Library.
We have a collection of literacy materials that can be checked out or used at the Library.