New Library Program Provides Free Literacy Tutoring for Adults

 On Saturday June 15, 2019 the Long Beach Public Library will be launching its free literacy tutoring program, LB Reads. LB Reads is a free, one-on-one literacy tutoring program designed to help English speaking adults improve their reading and writing skills so they can reach their potential as workers, parents, community members and life-long learners.

Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services explains that “LB Reads will provide a welcoming and safe place for adults to develop their literacy skills.” and Mayor Robert Garcia believes that “Access to education for all ages is vital to the success and growth of our city and its residents.”  

Tutors and their learners will be able to meet at five neighborhood libraries across Long Beach: Mark Twain (1401 E. Anaheim St.), Michelle Obama (5870 Atlantic Ave.), Burnett (560 E. Hill St.), Harte (1595 W. Willow St.), and Ruth Bach. The program also will be available at Main Library when it reopens in September.

Patrons interested in joining the program, either as a tutor or a learner, can contact the Long Beach Public Library at or by calling (562) 570-6579. This program is made possible by the California State Library through the California Library Literacy Services grant. 

Long Beach Public Library will be kicking off its annual Summer Reading Program at Bach Neighborhood Library (4055 N. Bellflower Blvd.).

By Scarled Murillo