Literacy Services

Adult Literacy Programs

Funded in part by a grant from the California State Library, the Adult Literacy Services program, "Let's Read Altadena," of the Altadena Library District has been serving the residents of Altadena since 1988. Instruction is provided by volunteer tutors who have completed asself-paced, online tutor training course. Literacy is currently housed at the Bob Lucas Memorial Branch Library and Literacy Center.

Services offered:

One-on-one tutoring: Learners are matched with a tutor for regularly scheduled study sessions. 

Classes to improve English reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Classes are held Mondays thru Thursdays mornings at the Bob Lucas Branch.

There is no fee for tutoring or for ESL classes. Speakers of other languages may receive tutoring once they have mastered basic spoken English or may join our ESL class for beginners. To be eligible for tutoring, the participant must be able to complete the intake form by him or herself in English.

We Can Help You by matching you with a tutor to:

* Improve reading skills

* Learn to write better

* Increase reading comprehension

* Enhance speaking/pronunciation

* Gain basic computer skills

* Reach other goals such as prepare for a written driver's license test or write a resume


Volunteer to be a tutor

Tutors work in the Adult Literacy Program empowering adult learners by teaching basic reading, writing and functional literacy skills. After completing a self-paced, online training module and being matched with a learner, tutors and learners meet 1 to 2 hours per meeting at least once a week at the library or other location based on their own schedules. The Library requires a minimum commitment of six months. To learn more about this rewarding experience, please contact the Bob Lucas Branch Library.

If you are interested in receiving tutoring or becoming a tutor, please call the Bob Lucas Branch Library at (626) 798-8338 ext. 102 or send an e-mail to 


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