Adult Literacy Program

Do you or someone you know need help with reading, writing or math skills? Are you looking for assistance in achieving citizenship, gaining job skills or going to college? The Roseville Library Adult Literacy program is here for you! This is the first step toward lifelong learning and a brighter future.


Get help with a variety of skills, including: 
  • Studying for the GED test
  • Studying for a high school diploma or military test
  • Help with basic reading, writing and math skills for community college
  • Learning basic math, algebra and geometry
To be part of the program, you must be:
  • Comfortable speaking English
  • 16 years or older and not concurrently enrolled in high school
  • Looking for help with reading, writing or math skills
  • Working to achieve one or more personal literacy goals
  • Motivated with a clear goal of what you want to learn
Please note, this is not an ESL program. For pronunciation, speaking, ESL, and TOEFL, contact Placer County Library Adult Literacy at 530-886-4530, or go online at Roseville Adult School.


You can help others by becoming a tutor! Literacy skills open doors and allow people to have the opportunity to succeed in school, work and life.

Tutor requirements:

  • Must be 21 years or older
  • No previous tutoring or teaching experience
  • 6-10 hours a week to volunteer during library hours
  • Pass background fingerprint check at the City's expense
  • Commit at least 6 months to the program
  • A college degree is preferable

We value both personal and professional diversity in our tutors because we believe that every individual contributes something unique to this program.

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Funding for this program is made possible by a bequest to the Roseville Public Library from long time Roseville resident Virgil Harrigan. Additional funding is made possible by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Visit California Library Literacy Services for more information.

Helpful literacy resources

New Readers Press - News for You

New Readers Press

News for You is run by New Reader's Press, ProLiteracy's publishing division. This website offers easy-to-read news articles that help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand English. You may listen to a story completely or sentence-by-sentence.

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The Learning Network

NYT Learning Network

The Learning Network from the New York Times offers a number of articles and resources for students of literacy. There are lessons on different subjects such as, math, social studies, science, and more.

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ProLiteracy America

Pro Literacy America

ProLiteracy is the oldest and largest non-profit adult literacy organization in the world. Its U.S. programs division, ProLiteracy America, provides training and support to adult learners. For tutors there are training videos, lesson plans, and more.

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Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy is a project that provides online books that include audio in multiple languages and ASL videos, celebrating different cultures and providing language support for English language learners.

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Voice of America

Voice of America

This site includes easy to read news articles, videos of current events, English language learning, citizenship tips, podcasts, and more.

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