Adult Literacy Program

Free Drop-in Programming

Conversation Club

For adult English language learners looking to practice conversational English through casual group discussion.

  • 9:30am-10:45am Mondays at Riley Library
  • 11:15am-12:30pm Thursdays at Downtown Library

1-on-1 Tutoring (Learners/Students)

We can help you or someone you know improve their *English reading and writing communications to achieve a variety of goals:
  • GED
  • High school diploma/equivalency
  • Reviewing high school materials before community college enrollment
  • Life and job skills
  • Citizenship
How do I qualify?
  • Be comfortable speaking and learning in *English
  • Be aged 16+ and not currently enrolled in high school
  • Able to meet with a tutor 4-6 hours a week
  • Willing to make at least a 6 month commitment
*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.

1-on-1 Tutoring (Tutor Volunteers)

Join our Waitlist - Pre-screening intakes available

How can I become a tutor volunteer?

  • Be comfortable speaking and teaching in English
  • Able and willing to pass a background/fingerprint check at the City's expense
  • Able to meet with a learner/student 4-6 hours a week
  • Willing to make at least a 6 month commitment
  • Ability to complete a monthly online progress report survey through email

No previous tutoring or teaching experience is required.*

*College degree preferable.

Fit all the requirements? Contact us directly to schedule an intake.

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.

Contact Us

For interest and intake scheduling:
Marissa – Literacy Coordinator
Call (916) 746-1231 

Or by email at: [email protected]

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.

You will need a subscription to enjoy all of the features on the site. Our password is: df6faf

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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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