Alameda City Library
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 865-2454
Fax: (510) 865-0157
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Alameda Reads is a literacy program that provides free, one-on-one tutoring tailored to an individual’s needs. We also offer small group workshops covering computer classes, current events, health issues, a book club, and more. All of our services are free and confidential.
Learners who choose to enter the program will be matched with a tutor and meet for two hours a week for at least six months. Tutors are trained approximately two times a year, usually in the fall and spring, and also commit for at least six months.
Alameda Reads has been helping adults learn to read and write since 1985. A service of the Alameda Free Library, it began as the Alameda Adult Literacy Program with state grant money provided by the California Library Services Act. It was established to meet a community need — helping the estimated 5,000 adults in Alameda with low reading and writing skills to become more literate. Since 1990, the Literacy Program has been funded primarily through the City of Alameda Free Library. Money is also received from state and local grants, and donations.
The responsibility to achieve the goal of literacy must be shared by all of us.
Office hours: Monday – Wednesday 9 AM – 2 PM, Thursday 4 PM – 8 PM.If you would like to get involved, drop us a line below.