SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Reading is a skill that about 20 percent of Santa Barbara’s adult population don’t have.
The Santa Barbara Public Library System’s Adult Literacy Program started its new session of training volunteer tutors on Monday evening. Tutors help local adults learn basic skills, prepare them for work, study for citizenship exams, help their children, and achieve personal and career goals.
The library system will offer a nine-hour training course for new tutors over a 3 day workshop. The courses are required and free of charge. The volunteers meet in the Adult Literacy Center on the main floor of the Central Library on 40 East Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara.
The program has helped thousands of local adults since 1987. They meet with the students at least twice a week.
If you’re interested in volunteering and helping people in the community, call (805) 564-5619 or contact Literacy@SantaBarbaraCA.gov to register.