Literacy

The Page Turners

All the Page Turners are thankful for the benefits of the book club;  the camaraderie, intellectual discussions, idea sharing and best of all the warm friendships.

Free Literacy Help @ North Channel Branch Library


Did you know that North Channel Library offers free Adult Literacy tutoring? If you or someone you know struggles with reading, wants to improve basic reading and writing skills, or to work towards obtaining a GED, our tutors would be happy to help! Contact a staff member to have a Literacy Assessment scheduled, and after it is performed our Literacy Team will place you with one of our volunteer Literacy tutors. Tutors meet with Literacy students one or two days per week for 1-2 hours, and continue tutoring sessions for at least 6 months or until the student's learning goals are met.

If you are interested in this program, or in becoming a tutor, please contact us by phone at: 281-457-1631, or visit us in person at: 15741 Wallisville Rd. Houston, TX 77049. You may also contact our Literacy and ESL Services Specialist here

Image courtesy of Bunches and Bits {Karina}

Welcome new citizens

Congratulations to Linh Nguyen (from left) and his citizenship students (also from left) Anh Tieu, Chi Tran, Diep Ho, Toan Nguyen, Dung Nguyen and Loi Nguyen.  They had become citizens in the past few months and got together to celebrate Citizenship and Constitution Day.  They meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the library.

Tutors Needed! A Little of Your Time Can Make a Huge Difference

The demand for Literacy and English as a Second Language instruction in Harris County is great, and we are trying to do our part to help meet that demand, but we can't do it without your help. Harris County Public Library is looking for people willing to share a little of their time to make a big difference in a neighbor's life. All we ask is that you attend one training session, and set aside 1 1/2 to 2 hours a week. We will supply all the materials you will need and a space at the library to meet with your student. No teaching experience is necessary. Please register for one of our upcoming tutor training sessions: 

If You Can Read This . . .

Reading 2September is National Literacy Month and Monday, September 8, is International Literacy Day.  Harris County is always looking for volunteers to teach adult literacy, English as a Second Language, and citizenship classes.  If you are interested, please contact your local

Help a Neighbor. Help your Community. Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor!

Do you want to do the kind of volunteer work that will let you see with your own two eyes the impact you’re having? If so, Harris County Public Library has a volunteer opportunity for you: become an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor! No teaching experience is necessary. We provide the materials and space at the library to meet with students. All you need is a desire to help your neighbors and 1½ to 2 hours per week of your own choosing.

Help a Neighbor. Help your Community. Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor!

Do you want to do the kind of volunteer work that will let you see with your own two eyes the impact you’re having? If so, Harris County Public Library has a volunteer opportunity for you: become an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor! No teaching experience is necessary. We provide the materials and space at the library to meet with students.

Help a Neighbor. Help your Community. Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor!

ESL Training Schedule Graphic

Do you want to do the kind of volunteer work that will let you see with your own two eyes the impact you’re having? If so, Harris County Public Library has a volunteer opportunity for you: become an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor! No teaching experience is necessary. We provide the materials and space at the library to meet with students. All you need is a desire to help your neighbors and 1½ to 2 hours per week of your own choosing.

HCPL Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training Coming Soon

Did you know that one out of five Texans cannot read a newspaper, fill out a job application or help with their children's homework? Illiteracy is one of the biggest challenges facing America, but you can be part of the solution. Become a volunteer literacy tutor at Harris County Public Library.

Looking for English Classes?

It doesn't happen often, but the Maud Marks Library has some openings in our ESL program.  Just come in and speak with a librarian.  We will ask you to fill out a short application and take a quick test so we can figure out your level.  Then, we will match you with one of the classes with openings.  Just make sure you answer all the questions on the application as thoroughly as possible.

Hurry in!  We have new classes starting soon!

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