Adult Literacy

Adult Literacy Services is a free literacy instruction service provided by Lodi Public Library. The program offers adults a chance to improve their reading and writing. Come and be part of the library volunteer family and make a difference!

Adult learners in Lodi, together with volunteer tutors, improve their reading and writing skills so they can be more effective in their everyday lives at home, at work, and in their communities. An estimated 21% of adults in Lodi need help with basic reading and writing skills. Many adults have trouble with everyday tasks like reading a medicine label or writing a check. Imagine being able to read a book for the first time, voting, or taking a promotion instead of turning it down.

Success Stories

Library adult literacy programs throughout the state are making a difference! The following are stories from adult learners as well as volunteer tutors. 

Getting Help

Do you need some help with your reading and writing? To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Be 16 years or over, not enrolled in high school
  • Work one to one with a trained volunteer tutor
  • Be able to speak some English
  • Meet at least 2 hours per week with your tutor

Becoming a Volunteer

Interested in making a difference? Here are ways you can help:

  • Volunteer as a tutor, training is provided and materials are free of charge
  • Read and speak English proficiently
  • Have two to four hours per week to devote to the program
  • Contribute funds to purchase books and materials - GED calculators, tablets, iPads etc.

More Information

For more information, call 209-333-5554, or email our staff.