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In-person literacy services and tutoring have been suspended until the Library begins providing full services. Until then, we are providing online Zoom training classes and tutor roundtables. If you would like to participate in online services and are currently a literacy student or tutor, please contact your program assistant at literacy@solanocounty.com to receive the most current weekly online Zoom training schedule.

We also have online resources available below under ONLINE RESOURCES. These are all free and can be accessed from your phone, tablet or computer.

If you are not currently a student, please watch the New Student Meeting Video and then contact the literacy office at 707-784-1526.

Literacy staff is available for questions or support via phone or email. Please reach out if you have a question or just to say hello. We miss all of our students and tutors and are looking forward to the day that we can resume in-person services and see each and every one of you!

Do you need help with your reading, writing or English speaking skills?  Adults come to the library’s literacy program with a variety of goals.

For example:

  • Read to their children
  • Help their children with homework
  • Get a job

Adults can improve their literacy skills when they are given encouragement, guidance and appropriate materials. Trained volunteers help with free tutoring.

Adult Learner Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years old and not attending high school
  • Live in Solano County.
  • Read at or below the 8th grade level
  • Able to meet twice a week for 1 ½ hours each time
  • Commit to at least 6 months of tutoring
Getting Started

Updated schedule for new student meetings will be posted when the Library reopens.

To get started, please view the New Student Meeting Video.

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Change a Life Through Reading

Help an adult improve reading, writing and English speaking skills.

  • No experience necessary
  • Flexible hours
  • We prepare you and supply all materials

Tutor Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Average reading and writing skills
  • Willingness to make a 6 month commitment
  • Interest in helping another adult.  No teaching experience needed!

Tutor Training Schedule

The Library is currently providing limited access due to precautions related to Covid-19. In person tutor training will be scheduled when the Library returns to full service. To speak with someone in the Literacy Office, please call 707-784-1526 or 1-800-450-7885.

You may also complete the Tutor Registration Form and we will notify you when tutor training begins.

You must attend Part 1 Orientation, Part 2 Getting Ready, and Part 3 Follow-Up of the training series to become a literacy tutor. After completion, you may tutor at your local branch.

Advanced registration is required.

Additional Information

Contact: 707-784-1526
Office Hours: M-Th  10-6 p.m., F 10-5 p.m., Weekends-Closed

Cherelyn Ellington Hunt, Literacy Services Manager

David Lewis, Sr. Program Assistant – Fairfield/Suisun, Rio Vista, Dixon Branches

Katie Cordova, Program Assistant – Vacaville Branches

Anika Johnson, Program Assistant – Vallejo Branches

Teresa Lavell, Program Assistant – Reach Out and Read Program and Family Literacy

Barbara McGee, Office Assistant        Bernadette Boss, Departmental Aide

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Reading and Writing Practice

English Practice

General Practice

Citizenship

GED and High School Diploma

Job Skills

Additional Online Resources

 

Reach Out and Read recognizes pediatric checkups as a opportunity to encourage parents to read aloud to their children. Doctors and nurses talk to parents of infants and toddlers about the importance of reading aloud to their children.  Medical providers also give free children’s books to families at each well-baby visit.

Learn more about the Reach Out and Read Program

Following is a list of the Reach Out and Read clinics.

  • Center for Primary Care (Green Valley)
  • Center for Primary Care (Fairfield)
  • Center for Primary Care (Vacaville)
  • Community Medical Centers, Inc. Vacaville
  • Community Medical Centers, Inc. Dixon
  • Health and Social Services Family Health Clinic (Fairfield)
  • Health and Social Services Family Health Clinic (Vallejo)
  • Health and Social Services Family Health Clinic (Vacaville)
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Clinic, Pediatrics, Fairfield
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Clinic, Vacaville
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Clinic, Family Medicine (Vacaville)
  • La Clinica (Vallejo)
  • La Clinica North (Vallejo)

The Family Literacy program is for learners who have a preschool aged child. This program is built upon the premise that the parent is a child’s first and foremost teacher.

Family Literacy seeks to break the cycle of illiteracy by enabling adults to support and enhance the emerging literacy needs of their children. Families receive free children’s books along with instruction on how to read to children.

Qualifications:

  • At least one adult in the family is receiving literacy instruction.
  • At least one child in the family is under 5 years of age.
  • America Learns Monthly Tutor & Volunteer Reports
  • Reports due by the 1st of every month.
  • Wear your name badge for study room access.  Lost it?  Let us know, 707-784-1526
  • Please contact your branch to release your reserved study room if your session is cancelled.
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