Read for Life (Adult Literacy Program)

photo of adults studying

 

WHAT IS READ FOR LIFE?

Read for Life is an adult literacy program established in 1987 by the Findlay Service League to provide reading instruction for adult who are unable to read or have limited reading ability.

Read for Life will also provide tutors to those incarcerated in the Hancock County Jail, Bridges Out of Poverty, Summer Smart Lunch Series, University of Findlay Service Learning, Raise the Bar, City Mission, Hope House, and Help Me Grow.

Each student is given books and materials to work in the area matched to his/her own needs and abilities. Tutors can help students with reading, math, writing, social studies, English as a second language, GED, and citizenship.

Read for Life is a member of the Ohio Literacy Network, ProLiteracy America, and the Literacy Coalition of Hancock County. 

 

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are needed. Read for Life is looking for individuals who are able to volunteer two hours per week. Before tutors are matched with a student, they must complete a onetime tutor training class given at the library. For information on the next training session, contact us at 419-422-3755 or readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.

 

DONORS

Tax deductible financial contributions can be made to:  The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Read for Life Fund, at: c/o The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, 101 W. Sandusky Street, Suite 207, Findlay, Ohio 45840. 

Read for Life Adult Literacy Fund

Read for Life Brochure (PDF)

Tutor Application (PDF)

Spanish Read for Life Brochure (PDF)