The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
Imagine life without reading. What if you could not fill out a job application, read the notes from your child’s teacher or understand the instructions on a prescription medicine label? One out of six adults in Tulsa County cannot read well enough to do these tasks.
September is Literacy Awareness Month. You can help Tulsa City-County Library’s Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service promote literacy in our community by:
· Tutoring an adult literacy student or English as a second language (ESL) student.
· Referring a friend, co-worker, relative, employee or any adult with reading difficulties to the library’s literacy service.
· Making a donation today or leaving a gift in your will for tomorrow to help ensure the future of the literacy service.
Currently, the library’s literacy service has nearly 50 adults waiting for a reading tutor; several of them are ESL students.
You are eligible to serve as a tutor if you are 18 or older and have graduated from high school. Each trained volunteer is matched with an adult learner to provide one-on-one tutoring once or twice a week. Volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment to tutor. If you’re interested in tutoring an adult, the following training workshops are scheduled in September and October:
Tutors must complete all sessions of the chosen workshop. Preregistration is required. To register for a workshop, call 918-549-7400 or visit www.tulsalibrary.org/literacy.