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Adult Literacy Services
What Does the Adult Literacy Program Offer?
Alissa Morrow
Literacy Coordinator

738 Market Street
Colusa, CA  95932

Ph: (530) 458-0373
(530) 458-7671
Fx: (530) 458-7358

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Adults interested in improving their basic reading and writing skills in English are matched one-on-one with trained volunteer tutors. In some cases, students with similar skill levels can attend a class together.  Services are free and instruction is goal-directed and student-centered. Pairs typically meet in their local library once or twice a week for an hour to an hour and a half each meeting.  For information, please contact the office at (530) 458-0373.

Frequently Asked Questions

I need to improve my reading and writing in English. How do I know whether or not I qualify for the Adult Literacy Program?

    To qualify you must be at least 16 years of age and not currently enrolled in a public school educational program. You must be able to speak a minimal amount of English.  You need to be reasonably sure that you will have transportation to the library and that you can attend tutoring sessions on a weekly basis.

I am interested in tutoring in the adult literacy program.  What are the requirements to be a tutor?

    Tutors are 17 years of age or older and are comfortable with their reading, writing and speaking skills in English. No degrees or diplomas are necessary, and there are no tests required. Good tutors are empathetic, patient, able to give clear directions, and willing to learn new skills themselves.

I'm not sure I want to be a tutor at this time. Are there other ways to volunteer or help the adult literacy program?

  • If you own a business, why not make an in-kind donation to the literacy program for use in fund raising? Examples of services needed for a successful fund raiser include:
  1. gifts for raffles and auctions
  2. food service
  3. drinks (wine, sodas, water, coffee and tea)
  4. paper goods 

Other ways to help

  • Make a financial donation to the program. The generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations allows us to better serve the community. Checks should be made payable to Colusa County Library Literacy Program and sent to:

                        Colusa County Free Library
                        738 Market Street
                        Colusa, California 95932

  • If you are a large corporation, encourage your employees to volunteer as tutors. Consider providing paid time for them each week to volunteer tutor with us. In doing this, you’re helping build our community, person by person!

  • If your business has a human resources department or area that displays business cards or fliers, consider displaying flyers that advertise the adult literacy program.