Help someone learn to read

Here is an excellent volunteer opportunity: get to know someone with a different set of challenges, help this person with a skill he may use anytime, anywhere and even improve his self-image, and in the process gain a sense of satisfaction for yourself.  It begins this Thursday, April 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Octavia Fields Branch Library, which is hosting a training session for volunteer literacy tutors.  It continues with weekly tutoring sessions at any branch library.  You can arrange these according to your schedule.  Ask at the library (281-446-3377) or contact Steve Zach at 713-749-9035 for more information.


I am interested in

I am interested in volunteering as and Adult Literacy Tutor. I am close to the following branches: Atascocita, Kingwood, Octavia Fields. How do I proceed to make this happen?

Hi Ken, thank you for

Hi Ken, thank you for volunteering as a tutor!  We will be scheduling a basic literacy training session soon (mid to late September) for the Humble area.  I will contact you about this, and you also will see it on the schedule at Thanks again for your interest in this program.

I am interested in

I am interested in volunteering adult lieracy or teaching someone how to read. I would like to do this at the Crosby branch, close to where I live. Please let me know what I need to do form here.

Thank you for your interest

Thank you for your interest in helping someone learn how to read!  Our next training session takes place at Aldine Branch Library on July 17 (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please call me at 713-749-9035 if you would like to attend.  It is fine to volunteer at a library in your area after that -- we do not not have someone waiting for a tutor at Crosby library right at the moment, but the North Channel or Atascocita Branch libraries have adults waiting for tutoring help.

How old must you be to

How old must you be to participate?

Volunteer tutors and

Volunteer tutors and (students too) should be 18 or older.