LB Reads is a 1-on-1 literacy tutoring program that helps English speaking adults improve their reading and writing skills so they can reach their potential as workers, parents, community members, and lifelong learners.
According to national and international surveys, approximately 1 in 6 adults in the United States have less than basic literacy skills. That estimate is even higher for Los Angeles County, with approximately 1 in 3 adults struggling with basic literacy skills.
Long Beach Public Library's LB Reads year-round adult literacy program connects community members with reading tutors to empower them to reach their goals.
This program is available to any English-speaking adult who wants help with basic reading and writing. There is no cost. Learners meet with their tutor once or twice a week at a time that works for you.
Literacy goals of this program are unique to each learner, but may include:
- Reading with your children
- Reading the news
- Obtaining a better job
- Registering to vote
- Overcoming literacy challenges
For more information or to enroll in LB Reads, please email LBreads@lbpl.org or call (562) 570-6959.
LB Reads depends on great tutors like you! If you love to read and want to help someone improve their reading and writing skills, this is the perfect opportunity for you. No prior teaching experience is required.
- Read the Adult Literacy Volunteer Description (PDF)
- Submit a volunteer form by following the instructions on our Volunteer Opportunities page