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Adult Literacy Program

The Gary Public Library’s Adult Literacy Program is available for low or non-readers. Trained volunteers work one on one with students, free of charge. 

For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Literacy office, located in the Du Bois Branch Library.  

Gary Public Library Adult Literacy Program
W. E. B. Du Bois Branch Library
1835 Broadway Gary, In. 46407
(219) 882-2744
 
 
The Library's Adult Literacy Program provides free direct, one-to-one tutoring service to clients within the Gary community. It also provides public awareness activities to recruit, train, and match volunteer tutors with adults in need of basic reading skills.

TRAINING for the student

Tutors are trained to assess the students' needs. Therefore, each student/tutor program is personalized and confidential. Each student is
instructed with basic reading skills which includes learning sight words, context clues, phonics, and patterned words.

Tutoring is not held in a classroom but in a place suited to both student and teacher such as a Gary Public Library meeting room.

The goal is to prepare the student for a continuing education program.

TRAINING for the tutor

Community volunteers are trained to teach basic reading and conversational English through bi-annual training workshops.

The 18-hour Basic Reading Workshop includes instruction in language experience, sight, words, context clues, phonics, pattern words and how to apply them.

 

 

 

Adult Literacy Program

The Gary Public Library’s Adult Literacy Program is available for low or non-readers. Trained volunteers work one on one with students, free of charge. 

For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Literacy office, located in the Du Bois Branch Library.  

Gary Public Library Adult Literacy Program
W. E. B. Du Bois Branch Library
1835 Broadway Gary, In. 46407
(219) 882-2744
 
 
The Library's Adult Literacy Program provides free direct, one-to-one tutoring service to clients within the Gary community. It also provides public awareness activities to recruit, train, and match volunteer tutors with adults in need of basic reading skills.

TRAINING for the student

Tutors are trained to assess the students' needs. Therefore, each student/tutor program is personalized and confidential. Each student is
instructed with basic reading skills which includes learning sight words, context clues, phonics, and patterned words.

Tutoring is not held in a classroom but in a place suited to both student and teacher such as a Gary Public Library meeting room.

The goal is to prepare the student for a continuing education program.

TRAINING for the tutor

Community volunteers are trained to teach basic reading and conversational English through bi-annual training workshops.

The 18-hour Basic Reading Workshop includes instruction in language experience, sight, words, context clues, phonics, pattern words and how to apply them.