Adult Literacy Program

We help adults learn to read betterTo join us or send a donation, call or write to:
Huntington Beach Central Library
how to become a tutor.

Literacy Volunteers - HBPL, was founded by Linda D. Light in 1984. This group of outstanding people is the volunteer arm of the Huntington Beach Library Adult Literacy Program. The library staff trains volunteers to tutor adults in reading and writing. The staff evaluates students and matches them with trained tutors. Prospective students must speak English. Our students say the program helps them be better parents, improve their work skills, and have better lives.

More than 400 students and tutors currently participate in the program, and tutors are always needed. Literacy Volunteers - HBPL, an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America, is run by a 15-member Board of Directors.

In the Huntington Beach Public Library Literacy Center people from all over the world help each other every day. Our program is funded by the City of Huntington Beach, the California State Library, Community Development Block Grant funds, and corporate and private donations. Literacy Volunteers - HBPL's Nonprofit Federal Tax ID is 33-0374566.