Spread the Word: Help Someone Learn to Read

Summer is a great time to relax and do more reading -- or to consider helping someone else gain basic reading skills. An opportunity to begin volunteering as a literacy tutor is right around the corner at High Meadows Branch Library, which hosts an orientation on June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tutors and their adult learners usually meet individually and arrange about three hours per week according to their own schedules. They use materials provided by the library and anything else that students might need to read or write for work purposes, to assist their children with homework or just reading to children, or for personal information and inspiration.

After the orientation, tutors and students can meet at any branch library or another location, such as a church, school or other community center.  Most HCPL branches offer basic literacy help.

If you would like to attend this orientation, or if you know of an adult who would like to improve his or her reading, please call the literacy coordinator at 713-749-9035.