Adult Literacy Program

  • Welcome to the Adult Literacy Program Office!

    Welcome to the Adult Literacy Program Office!

211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Library Hours: 

Adult Literacy Offices are Open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

One-to-one tutoring is available anytime the library is open (10am-9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am-6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm-6pm on Sundays).

Mission 
Sonoma County Library Adult Literacy Program provides one-to-one tutoring for English speaking adults who wish to improve their reading and writing skills.  Our program is learner-centered – we work with the adult learner in accomplishing his/her goals.

Location
The Adult Literacy one-to-one program is available system-wide at all branches. The Adult Literacy Office is located inside the Central Santa Rosa Library on the second floor.

Services we offer

One-On-One Tutoring

  • Literacy Assessment
  • Goal setting
  • Tutor Matching
  • Basic Reading and Writing - Students work individually with a tutor for a minimum of two hours per week.
  • Family Literacy - Introduces reading as a family value to adult learners enrolled in our one-to-one tutor program with children 0-13 years old in their household. Expands family-based literacy instruction and access to quality, age-appropriate reading materials for members of the adult learner's household.
  • Easy English materials in Resource Library

Tutor Support

  • Tutor training
  • Instructional support in Resource Library
  • Curriculum support
  • Expert skills and resource training
  • Ongoing tutor coaching and support

Small-Group Instruction - In-Library

  • Let’s Talk: English Conversation Circles
    • Adult Literacy Office - Central Santa Rosa Branch
    • Windsor Branch
  • Digital Literacy Instruction
    • Laptop instruction and practice
    • Specialized software to use in house (phonics, etc.)
    • In-house computer and/or tablet use
  • Reach Your Goals Classes
    • Small group instruction focused on specific Roles & Goals skills for adult learners who have completed literacy assessment.

Small Group Instruction - In Community

  • Outreach Adult Basic Education and ESL Classes in Sonoma County Jails through Sheriff’s Department.
  • Outreach ESL Classes at Graton Day Labor Center
  • Outreach ESL Classes sited at local schools
    • Burbank Elementary
    • Target expansion to other sites in FY19

Writing & Publishing

  • SCL Literacy Publications/Learner Writing Collections
  • Easy English Times publications

Referrals

  • Referrals to other adult education resources in the community
  • Transition assistance to continuing education