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Library Sets Tutor Training Workshops
Library Sets Tutor Training Workshops

JAMESTOWN – The Prendergast Library Literacy Center will offer training for literacy volunteers Nov. 18 and 19 in two sessions.

Classes are slated for 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.  

Classes will be held in the Public Computer Center located on the second floor. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch on Saturday. Beverages will be provided.

The Literacy Center offers instruction in reading, writing, math, and English as a second language to adult learners. More than 2,000 hours a year are devoted to this effort.

Volunteers must attend training before being assigned a student.

There are currently 21 students meeting weekly with tutors, and nine more are waiting for instructors. Many are working on their GEDs, and others are strengthening various skills to compete in the job market, according to Annie Greene, Library Literacy Center coordinator.

“Our program is very busy assisting individuals to reach a wide range of personal goals,” Ms. Greene said.

She credited volunteers with making the program a success and said community support is needed more than ever during challenging economic times.

The Literacy Center is sponsored by the library and affiliated with ProLiteracy Worldwide. Workbooks, a special collection for adult learners, and staff support are provided. Several opportunities for tutor training and student recognition are offered throughout the year.

To register for the tutor training or to ask questions about it, call trainer Dorene Hess at 484-7135, Ext. 247. The library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. 


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