Literacy Blog

If You Can Read This . . .

Reading 2September is National Literacy Month and Monday, September 8, is International Literacy Day.  Harris County is always looking for volunteers to teach adult literacy, English as a Second Language, and citizenship classes.  If you are interested, please contact your local

Help a Neighbor. Help your Community. Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor!

Do you want to do the kind of volunteer work that will let you see with your own two eyes the impact you’re having? If so, Harris County Public Library has a volunteer opportunity for you: become an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor! No teaching experience is necessary. We provide the materials and space at the library to meet with students. All you need is a desire to help your neighbors and 1½ to 2 hours per week of your own choosing.

Help a Neighbor. Help your Community. Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor!

Do you want to do the kind of volunteer work that will let you see with your own two eyes the impact you’re having? If so, Harris County Public Library has a volunteer opportunity for you: become an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor! No teaching experience is necessary. We provide the materials and space at the library to meet with students.

Help a Neighbor. Help your Community. Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor!

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Do you want to do the kind of volunteer work that will let you see with your own two eyes the impact you’re having? If so, Harris County Public Library has a volunteer opportunity for you: become an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor! No teaching experience is necessary. We provide the materials and space at the library to meet with students. All you need is a desire to help your neighbors and 1½ to 2 hours per week of your own choosing.

HCPL Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training Coming Soon

Did you know that one out of five Texans cannot read a newspaper, fill out a job application or help with their children's homework? Illiteracy is one of the biggest challenges facing America, but you can be part of the solution. Become a volunteer literacy tutor at Harris County Public Library.

Looking for English Classes?

It doesn't happen often, but the Maud Marks Library has some openings in our ESL program.  Just come in and speak with a librarian.  We will ask you to fill out a short application and take a quick test so we can figure out your level.  Then, we will match you with one of the classes with openings.  Just make sure you answer all the questions on the application as thoroughly as possible.

Hurry in!  We have new classes starting soon!

Train To Become An ESL Tutor @ North Channel Library

tutorHave you ever thought about becoming an ESL Tutor?  The North Channel Library will host an ESL Tutor Training on Saturday, March 29th from 10am to 3:30pm.  You can volunteer to tutor at any branch library and all materials are provided.  Please register for this training by calling the library at 281-457-1631 and help someone reach their goals.

Volunteer ESL Tutors Needed! Training Sessions March 21 & 29

There are a lot of very good reasons to become a volunteer English as a second language tutor at Harris County Public Library. One of the best is that with a small investment of your time each week you can make a huge difference in one of your neighbors' lives--and no experience is necessary. On March 21 and 29, HCPL is offering free training sessions that will give you all the tools you'll need. 

To register for one of the training sessions below, or for more information, please call the library, or call or email the literacy coordinator at 713-749-9035.

Spread the Word—Literally. Become a Volunteer Literacy Tutor

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If you are visiting this website, it’s a good bet that you know reading’s fundamental value to your day-to-day life. Odds are equally likely that you cannot imagine life without it. But it is a sad fact that 1 in 5 Texans--your neighbors--don’t have to imagine; they are living it—every hour of every day.

Harris County Public Library has long been committed to providing basic literacy classes to all those who want them, but we cannot do that without a team of dedicated volunteer tutors.  On Friday, March 7 at High Meadows Branch Library, we will be holding a tutor training workshop. No teaching experience needed.

Share the gift of reading. Register today.

Adult Basic Literacy Training
High Meadows Branch Library
Friday, March 7, 2014
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
4500 Aldine Mail Route
Houston 77039

For more information and to register for training, please call High Meadows Branch Library at 281-590-1456, or contact HCPL Literacy Coordinator by phone: 713-749-9035 or email: szach@hcpl.net 

Calling All Young Authors and Artists!

PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Kindergartners, 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-graders!  Have you heard about the PBS KIDS Writers Contest?  It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase your talent by sharing your illustrated story: fact, fiction, prose, poetry—anything you like.  Winners will receive great prizes and have their stories published online.  If you are creative and love writing, this is the perfect opportunity for you.  But you need to hurry!  Submit your best story by March, 17, 2014.  We’ll keep our fingers crossed!

Don’t forget to include the entry form!

Ask for a copy of complete rules and a contest entry form at the Information Desk or go to the HoustonPBS website.

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