International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day (ILD), celebrated annually on September 8, shines a spotlight on global literacy needs. The Corona Public Library is acknowledging the day by helping to bring awareness to the community about the shocking facts related to low literacy and the resources available to help make a positive change!
THE SHOCKING FACTS
According to ProLiteracy, every important social issue is impacted by low literacy.
• Children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves.
• Of adults with the lowest literacy levels, 43 percent live in poverty, and 70% of adult welfare recipients have low literacy levels.
• Every year, one in six young adults—more than 1.2 million—drop out of high school.
The Corona Public Library actively seeks to provide the highest quality resources to boost literacy and education through the Adult Reading Assistance Program and Career Online High School!
The library’s Adult Reading Assistance Program provides free tutoring for English-speaking adults in basic reading and writing skills. Students are matched one-to-one with volunteer. Do you know someone who can take advantage of this resource? Encourage them to sign up! Are you passionate about making a difference? Volunteer to teach! Contact Betty Luscher at (951) 736-2389.
Would you like to earn your High School Diploma? Corona Public Library, in partnership with the California State Library and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is offering adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School. The library’s program will provide a limited number of scholarships to qualified adult learners.
There are more ways than one to make a positive impact. For more information about adult literacy or resources available, please call the Corona Public Library at (951) 736-2381.